Sheet Music: Maiden Lane

TitleMaiden Lane
Alternate titlesMayden Lane
ComposerTraditional English
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyG major
Time signature4/4
Tempo160 BPM
Performance time0:40
Difficulty leveleasy
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Date added2019-08-28
Last updated2019-08-28
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Wednesday 28 August 2019

Tune of the Day: Maiden Lane

Traditions English tune

This tune was first published by London publisher John Playford in his English Dancing Master (1651) under the title “Mayden Lane”. It was retained by the Playfords, father and son, in the long-running series through the 10th edition of 1698, albeit the title spelling changed to “Maiden Lane” in 1675.

The Maiden Lane section of London, near Covent Garden and the River Thames, has been alternately a dissolute area and one of high fashion, sometimes at the same time.

Thanks to Phil for suggesting this tune!