Sheet Music: Gladly Would I Go

TitleGladly Would I Go
Alternate titlesMove Up to Me
ComposerTraditional Scottish
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyD major
RangeC#4–D5
Time signature6/8
Tempo88 BPM
Performance time0:25
Difficulty leveleasy
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Date added2021-01-06
Last updated2021-01-06
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Jigs, Marches, Traditional/Folk

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Wednesday 6 January 2021

Tune of the Day: Gladly Would I Go

Traditional Scottish/Irish tune

This march tune is taken from Francis O'Neill's collection Waifs and Strays of Gaelic Melody, published in Chicago in 1922. He writes:

This fine old march was memorized from the playing of William McLean, a famous Highland piper much admired in Chicago some fifty years ago. The tune in almost identical setting was included in a book of pipe music, published at Glasgow about 1825 under two names: “The Duke of Athol's March” and a long Gaelic title expressive of romance and chivalry. Its spirited swing and characteristic cadences, no less than its Gaelic title indicate an Irish origin.

The tune is practically identical to the Irish jig “Move Up to Me”.