Sheet Music: Sarsfield's Lamentation

TitleSarsfield's Lamentation
Alternate titlesLament for Sarsfield
ComposerTraditional Irish
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyG minor
RangeD4–Bb5
Time signature3/4
Tempo92 BPM
Performance time1:05
Difficulty leveleasy
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Date added2020-06-08
Last updated2020-06-08
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Slow airs, Traditional/Folk

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Monday 8 June 2020

Tune of the Day: Sarsfield's Lamentation

Traditional Irish air

The oldest appearance of this tune is in The Hibernian Muse, printed in London in 1787. Tune collector Francis O'Neill writes:

This lamentation derives its importance from the historical prominence of General Sarsfield as the Irish Commander at the Siege of Limerick. That circumstance obviously accounts for its being confounded in later times with “Limerick's Lamentation”.