Airs for the Seasons by James Oswald (eBook)
Arranged for Solo Mandolin
30743EB

Between 1755 and 1761 James Oswald composed and published two sets of 48 Airs for the Seasons, 96 pieces in all. Each air included from two to four separate movements in different time signatures and tempos, almost always in the same key. Each was printed on a single page with the melody on one staff and a bass line (with figures) on a second staff. Additionally, each piece was named after a plant and organized into groups of twelve for each season.

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Product Number:
30743EB
Format:
eBook
Skill Level:
Intermediate
Notation Type:
Standard Notation
Pages:
52
Binding:
eBook
ISBN:
1-6191-1841-6
ISBN13:
978-16191-1841-6
Publisher:
Mel Bay Publications, Inc.
Date Published:
9/18/2018

Between 1755 and 1761 James Oswald composed and published two sets of 48 Airs for the Seasons, 96 pieces in all. Each air included from two to four separate movements in different time signatures and tempos, almost always in the same key. Each was printed on a single page with the melody on one staff and a bass line (with figures) on a second staff. Additionally, each piece was named after a plant and organized into groups of twelve for each season.

This book contains a selection of 24 Oswald airs, 6 for each season, in standard notation and arranged for solo mandolin. Originally intended for the flute or violin, in most cases the original key has been changed to better accommodate the modern mandolin. Oswald’s Scottish heritage is evident in the number of movements that are actually slow airs, jigs, reels or menuets. Altogether, this is a delightful collection of 18th century melodies suitable for solo performance, teaching or private enjoyment.

Spring
The Auricula
The Frierís Cowl
The Lilac
The Pyracantha
The Rocket
The Junquill
Summer
The Corn Flag
The Batchelorís Button
The Heliotrope
The Lark-Spur
The Oleander
The Sweet William
Autumn
The Amaranthus
The Ambrosia
The Candy-Tuft
The Jasmine
The Oriental Mallow
The Scabious
Winter
The Almond
The Arbutus
The Box
The Golden Rod
The Holly
The Phillyrea
 
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