Sheet Music: The Swiss Boy

TitleThe Swiss Boy
Alternate titlesDer Schweizerbue
ComposerTraditional Austrian
InstrumentationFlute trio
KeyG major
RangeD4–C6
Time signature2/4
Tempo108 BPM
Performance time1:10
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2021-11-28
Last updated2021-11-28
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Categories
Ballads, Traditional/Folk

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Sunday 28 November 2021

Tune of the Day: The Swiss Boy

arranged for three flutes

It is believed that this tune was originally the melody to a traditional song from Tyrol (a region in modern-day western Austria and northern Italy). A group of singers from Zillertal, known as the Rainer Family, brought the song to England in 1827, where it was arranged and brought to popularity by Bohemian piano virtuoso and composer Ignaz Moscheles.

The present arrangement for three flutes appeared in Blake's Young Flutist's Magazine, published in Philadelphia in 1833.