James Oswald
(1710 - 1769)

Oswald : Airs for the seasons - Golden rod : illustration

Airs for the seasons - Golden rod
(2Fl./Vn.Continuo)
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Pastorale Andante - Musette Allegro moderato - Tempo di Minuetto 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 as figured keyboard solos (also available) playable as violin/flute sonatas. Oswald later provided second violin/flute parts for the first set of Airs, which can be performed with or without the second part.

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).