The Heights Of Alma hornpipe

Also known as Blancher’s, The Heights Of Alma March, The Rakes Of Mallow.

There are 6 recordings of this tune.

The Heights Of Alma has been added to 1 tune set.

The Heights Of Alma has been added to 16 tunebooks.

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One setting

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X: 1
T: The Heights Of Alma
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
EF|:A3 B ABcd|e2 d2 ef g2|G2 GE G3 A|B2 AB AG E2|
A3 B ABcd|e2 d2 e3 f|gf e2 dB G2|1 A4 A3 E:|2 A4 A3 f||
g3 f gfed|ef g2 a2 af|g3 f g3 d|e2 B2 A2 G2|
g2gf gfed|ef g2 a2 af|gf e2 dB G2| A4 A4:|

Two comments

The Heights of Alma

It is Tune No. 6 in Gary Hasting’s book ‘with Fife and Drum’.

John Kennedy tells us that he got this tune from his mother, who whistled it to him, & she knew it also as ‘Blancher’s Hornpipe’.

The Battle of Alma (1854) in the Crimean War.

N.B. Last 4 notes have been corrected today. sorry