Sheet Music: Oh Say Simple Maid

TitleOh Say Simple Maid
Alternate titlesO say, Bonny Lass
ComposerTraditional English
InstrumentationFlute duet
KeyD major
RangeF#4–D6
Time signature3/4
Tempo96 BPM
Performance time1:00
Difficulty leveleasy
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Date added2019-03-23
Last updated2019-03-23
Download popularity index☆☆☆☆☆ 0.2 (relatively unpopular)
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Opera excerpts, Traditional/Folk

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Saturday 23 March 2019

Tune of the Day: Oh Say Simple Maid

Traditional melody, arranged for two flutes

This flute duet is taken from Blake's Young Flutist's Magazine, a collection published in Philadelphia in 1833. It is an arrangement of a dialog from the 1787 comic opera Inkle and Yarico, which was in turn based on a traditional English melody and song known as “O say, Bonny Lass”. As testified by manuscript collections of the time, this song was sung during the American Revolutionary War.