James Oswald
(1710 - 1769)

Oswald : Airs for the seasons - Starwort : illustration

Airs for the seasons - Starwort
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James Oswald wrote two sets of Airs for the Seasons, each season comprising twelve pieces in each set; a total of ninety-six miniatures, each descriptive of a plant allocated to its due season. The original pieces survive in figured keyboard form (also available) but have been arranged as trio sonatas.

The pieces for Autumn are: Amaranthus, Ambrosia, Aster, Belvedere, Campanula*, Candytuft, Capsicum, Daisy, Hawkweed, Jasmine, Marigold, Marvel of Peru, Monk's hood, Nightshade, Oriental mallow, Oxeye, Passiflora*, Scabious, Sneezewort, Spanish broom*, Starwort, Sumach, Sweet sultan, Violet. All are suitable for violin, or (except where marked *) for flute.