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Fling the Spurtle

Year of composition
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
2 minutes
World music
Solo instrument (Harp)
Instrumental parts
Not available
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"Fling the Spurtle" is a delightfully cheerful jig written in a traditional Irish style. Play it light and quick, and string it together with another jig or two for use as dance music. Of intermediate difficulty, this tune is in 6/8 and in the key of G with no accidentals. Requires extensive placing and a full range lever harp, or any pedal harp. Perky dotted rhythms enliven the piece and get toes tapping, and I love the ending, which does not resolve… Consider medleying this tune with Garrett Barry's or Banish Misfortune, soon to be available on Sibelius Music! Published by Lyrica Press, fine harp sheet music.

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