Sheet Music: Tulloch Gorm

TitleTulloch Gorm
Alternate titlesTullochgorum
Tullagorum
The Blue Hill
The Green Hill
The Corn Bunting
Reel St-Éloi
ComposerTraditional Scottish
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyG major
RangeF♮4–B5
Time signature4/4
Tempo116 BPM
Performance time1:25
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2021-03-27
Last updated2021-03-27
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Categories
Celtic Music, Reels, Strathspeys, Traditional/Folk

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Saturday 27 March 2021

Tune of the Day: Tulloch Gorm

Traditional Scottish strathspey

This tune appears to be quite old. Music historian Francis Collinson finds that a tune in the Rowallan lute manuscript (c. 1612-1628) called “Ouir the Deck Davy” has a “distinct resemblance” to “Tullochgorum”. The earliest record of this tune in more or less modern form is as a rant entitled “Reel of Tullochgorum” in David Young's Duke of Perth manuscript (a.k.a. the Drummond Castle manuscript) of 1734; it is also found in the James Gillespie Manuscript of Perth (1768). These early versions show little of the later strathspey rhythm, at least as noted, and appear as rants. The first appearance of “Tulloch Gorm” as a strathspey is in Robert Bremner's A Collection of Scots Reels or Country Dances, dated 1757.