James Oswald
(1710 - 1769)

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

Airs for the seasons - Phillyrea (Kbd)
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Cantabile Moderato - Allegro - Adagio - Tempo di Minuetto Adagio

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 playable as violin/flute sonatas (also available).

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.