Tuesday 12 January 2021
Tune of the Day: They're a' Noddin'
Traditional Scottish air, arranged for two flutes
Now better known as “We're a Nodding”, this humorous mid-19th century song was included in a musical play based on Sir Walter Scott's Tales of My Landlord, called Montrose, or the Children of the Mist. Staged at Covent Garden Theatre in 1822, it was quite successful, and the song even received an encore. The music was apparently selected from existing Scottish airs.
The present arrangement for two flutes is taken from Blake's Young Flutist's Magazine, published in Philadelphia in 1833.