Sheet Music: Richer's Hornpipe

TitleRicher's Hornpipe
Alternate titlesRichard's Hornpipe
Ricker's Hornpipe
ComposerTraditional English
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyD major
Time signature4/4
Tempo152 BPM
Performance time0:50
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2019-12-22
Last updated2019-12-22
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Hornpipes, Traditional/Folk


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Sunday 22 December 2019

Tune of the Day: Richer's Hornpipe

Traditional English hornpipe

The earliest appearance of this tune in print is in Preston's Twenty Four Country Dances for the Year 1798. Mr. Richer was a rope and circus dancer on the popular stage during the era when the character based (usually nautical) solo hornpipe was in vogue. He had celebrity in his day, and astonished audiences with his performances on the tight wire.