Sheet Music: Donnybrook

ComposerTraditional American
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyB-flat major
Time signature2/4
Tempo96 BPM
Performance time0:40
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2019-01-16
Last updated2019-01-16
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Reels, Traditional/Folk


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Wednesday 16 January 2019

Tune of the Day: Donnybrook

Traditional American reel

The only known appearance of this reel in print is in Harding's All-Round Collection of Jigs, Reels and Country Dances, published in New York in 1905. The book calls it a “stop reel”, presumably because the B part has several halting syncopations in it. The tune may have served as the vehicle for a novelty or stage dance from around the turn of the 20th century.

We transposed the melody from G major to B-flat major to better fit the range of the flute.