James Oswald
(1710 - 1769)

Oswald : Airs for the seasons - Almond : illustration

Airs for the seasons - Almond
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Affettuoso Plaintive - Allegro

James Oswald wrote two sets of Airs for the Seasons, each set comprising twelve pieces for each season; a total of ninety-six miniatures, each representing a plant at its most distictive period in the year. The original pieces survive in figured keyboard form (also available) but have been arranged as trio sonatas.

The pieces for Winter are: Almond, Arbutus, Bay, Bear's foot, Box, Cyclamen, Geranium, Golden rod, Hawthorn, Heartsease, Hepatica, Holly, Ivy*, Laurel, Laurustinus, Mezereon, Periwinkle, Persian Iris, Phillyrea, Snapdragon, Snowdrop, Stock Gillyflower, Wallflower, Yew. All are suitable for violin(s), or (except where marked *) for flute(s).