Thursday 25 March 2021
Tune of the Day: The Minstrel's Return'd from the War
arranged for two flutes
This song was composed in 1825 by American songwriter, poet and playwright John Hill Hewitt. It was Hewitt's first song and one of his most famous, and eventually became a success internationally, making him the first American-born composer whose fame reached both sides of the Atlantic.
The present arrangement for two flutes is taken from Blake's Young Flutist's Magazine, published in Philadelphia in 1833.