James Oswald
(1710 - 1769)

Oswald : Airs for the seasons - Tulip (Kbd) : illustration

Airs for the seasons - Tulip (Kbd)
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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 and have been arranged as trio sonatas (also available).

The pieces for Spring are: Anemone, Auricula, Catchfly, Cowslip, Crocus, Crown Imperial, Daffodil, Duck's Foot, Friar's cowl, Gentinella, Hyacinth, Jonquil, Laburnum, Lady's mantle, Lilac, Narcissus, Pheasant's eye, Polyanthus, Primrose, Pyracantha, Ranunculus, Rocket, Star of Bethlehem, Tulip.