Sheet Music: Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day

TitleTomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day
ComposerTraditional English
InstrumentationFlute quartet
KeyG major
RangeD4–D6
Time signature3/4
Tempo160 BPM
Performance time0:30
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2010-12-22
Last updated2010-12-22
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Christmas carols, Traditional/Folk

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Wednesday 22 December 2010

Tune of the Day: Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day

Traditional English Christmas carol, arranged for flute quartet

This English carol made its first written appearance in William B. Sandys's Christmas Carols Ancient and Modern of 1833. It is most well known in John Gardner's adaptation, but numerous other composers have made original settings of it or arranged the traditional tune, including Gustav Holst, John Rutter and David Willcocks.

There is also a contemporary arrangement of this carol by Carl Rütti, who picked three texts out of the enormous choice of traditional carols which could form three parts: Andante, Adagio, Presto. “I Wonder as I Wander” is the Andante, “O Little Town of Bethlehem” is the Adagio, and “Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day” is the Presto.