New Year’s Gift


New Year’s Gift

A classic and incredibly versatile tune from Tyneside’s finest, James Hill, presented for you in a bumper edition of a “straight” hornpipe at three different speeds, a brisk schottische and flight of fancy rant. I originally came across this tune in the key of A major and played it that way for many years. It was by accident that I discovered the joys it held in the key of G major. All the recordings are in G and the worksheet gives it in both keys.



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New Year’s Gift

Download includes the sheet music of New Year’s Gift with suggestions for chords, bowings, fingerings and ornaments. Recordings of the tune are provided at five different speeds – steady, mid, full and brisk tempos with a rubato version at slow and rant speeds.

The sheet music (pdf) contains:

  1. Source material with chord suggestions
  2. Realization in A major
  3. Realization in G major

The recordings include both mp3 and m4a formats for each of the recordings:

  1. Melody recorded at a steady tempo (40 bpm)
  2. Melody recorded at mid tempo (52 bpm)
  3. Melody recorded at full tempo (66 bpm)
  4. Melody recorded at a brisk tempo (80 bpm)
  5. Melody recorded with rubato at a slow and rant speed