Sheet Music: Be Thou My Vision

TitleBe Thou My Vision
Alternate titlesSlane
ComposerTraditional Irish
InstrumentationFlute duet
KeyD major
Time signature3/4
Tempo90 BPM
Performance time0:35
Difficulty leveleasy
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Date added2010-06-27
Last updated2010-06-27
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Celtic Music, Hymn tunes, Traditional/Folk


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Sunday 27 June 2010

Tune of the Day: Be Thou My Vision

Traditional Irish tune

This traditional hymn is sung to the Irish folk tune known as “Slane”. The tune derives its title from Slane Hill, which is about ten miles from Ta­ra in Coun­ty Meath. It was on Slane Hill around 433 AD that St. Pat­rick de­fied a roy­al edict by light­ing can­dles on East­er Eve. High King Lo­gaire of Ta­ra had de­creed that no one could light a fire be­fore Lo­gaire be­gan the pa­gan spring fes­ti­val by light­ing a fire on Ta­ra Hill. Lo­gaire was so im­pressed by Pat­rick’s de­vo­tion that, de­spite his de­fi­ance, he let him con­tin­ue his mis­sion­ary work.