Sheet Music: Ecossaise in G major

TitleEcossaise in G major
Alternate titlesScotch Dance
Opus numberWoO 23
ComposerLudwig van Beethoven (1770–1827)
InstrumentationFlute and Piano
KeyG major
Time signature2/4
Tempo108 BPM
Performance time0:45
Difficulty leveleasy
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Date added2009-05-22
Last updated2010-06-23
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Friday 22 May 2009

Tune of the Day: Ecossaise in G major

by Ludwig van Beethoven

The écossaise is a variety of contredance (a folk dance in which couples dance in two facing lines) in a Scottish style, characterized by a very proud rhythm. It was especially popular in France and England at the end of the 18th century and at the beginning of the 19th.

As a musical form it was used by some classical composers like Franz Schubert, Ludwig van Beethoven and Frédéric Chopin, who wrote a number of écossaises for the piano which are recognized for their liveliness.