The Frosty Vales of Milton

The Frosty Vales of Milton (Hop-Hornpipe)

A tune composed in Milton, Otago, New Zealand during the NZ Winter. Milton is a rural area with beautiful rolling hills which light up with the early morning frost in winter.

This melancholy tune came out of me one day when staying in the area and looking out at the frosty vales.

I call this a hop-hornpipe because of the extra beats in the second half of the tune.