Sheet Music: Knight Errant

TitleKnight Errant
ComposerHortense de Beauharnais (1783–1837)
InstrumentationFlute duet
KeyC major
Time signature4/4
Tempo108 BPM
Performance time0:45
Difficulty leveleasy
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Date added2021-01-20
Last updated2021-01-20
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Wednesday 20 January 2021

Tune of the Day: Knight Errant

arranged for two flutes

This march is attributed to Hortense de Beauharnais, the stepdaughter of French Emperor Napoleon I and Queen consort of Holland. Though she did not have any known education in composition, it is said that she was a very talented singer and pianist, and an acclaimed amateur composer.

A knight-errant is a figure of medieval chivalric romance literature. The adjective “errant” (meaning “wandering”) indicates how the knight-errant would wander the land in search of adventures to prove his virtues, either in knightly duels or in the pursuit of courtly love.

The present arrangement for two flutes is taken from Blake's Young Flutist's Magazine, published in Philadelphia in 1833.