Sheet Music: The Minstrel's Return'd from the War

TitleThe Minstrel's Return'd from the War
Alternate titlesThe Minstrel Returned from the War
ComposerJohn Hill Hewitt (1801–1890)
InstrumentationFlute duet
KeyG major
Time signature4/4
Tempo144 BPM
Performance time0:45
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2021-03-25
Last updated2021-03-25
Download popularity index☆☆☆☆☆ 0.1 (relatively unpopular)
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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.