Sheet Music: Kiss the Bride

TitleKiss the Bride
Alternate titlesThe Early Rose
Strawberry Banks
ComposerTraditional Irish
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyG major
RangeD4–B5
Time signature2/2
Tempo66 BPM
Performance time0:30
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2018-05-01
Last updated2018-05-01
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Celtic Music, Reels, Traditional/Folk, Wedding music

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Tuesday 1 May 2018

Tune of the Day: Kiss the Bride

Traditional Irish reel

The first appearance of this tune in print seems to be in Ryan's Mammoth Collection, which was published in Boston in 1883. The melody descends from an earlier and somewhat simpler Irish reel known as “The First Rose”.