Sheet Music: Sellenger's Round

TitleSellenger's Round
Alternate titlesThe Beginning of the World
ComposerTraditional English
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyG major
RangeE4–E5
Time signature6/8
Tempo76 BPM
Performance time0:40
Difficulty leveleasy
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Date added2018-04-23
Last updated2018-04-23
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Dance tunes, Traditional/Folk

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Monday 23 April 2018

Tune of the Day: Sellenger's Round

Traditional English dance tune

This old folk dance melody is thought to have originated in Ireland (where it is sometimes called “The Beginning of the World”), and became very popular in England in the 16th century. A “round” is a dance where the dancers form a circle. The tune continues to be used to this day by dance troops who perform English folk dances, including Morris and Maypole style dancing.

Thanks to Phil for suggesting this tune!