Excelsior hornpipe

There are 3 recordings of this tune.

Excelsior appears in 1 other tune collection.

Excelsior has been added to 2 tunebooks.

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One setting

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X: 1
T: Excelsior
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
A,CEC A,AcA|EGBG Acec|dfdB cecA|(3BcB (3AGF (3EFE (3DCB,|
A,CEC A,AcA|EGBG Acec|dfdf GBEB|A2c2A2z2:|
|:ceae cefe|ceae dcBA|agae fgae|(3gba (3gfe (3efe (3dcB|
ceae cefe|ceae dcBA|agae fdBG|A2c2A2z2:|

Four comments

Excelsior

Anyone know who wrote it?

Re: Excelsior

It’s in Ryan’s Mammoth Collection (1883). Sean McGuire recorded a dramatic setting in the early 1970s with "The Mason’s Apron" (on The Best of Sean McGuire Outlet OLP 1006, 1971). James Scott Skinner composed another hornpipe of the same name.

Re: Excelsior

Excelsior is the slogan of New York State. It could be that the song originated there. Sounds a bit similar to some Welsh hornpipes. Cute little song though.