Call Us: 020 8662 8400
Planning on visiting us? Please book an appointment prior to travelling.

Oswald's Airs for the Four Seasons for Two Flutes and Cello

You currently have cookies turned off in your browser. You won't be able to place an order until you turn them back on.
  • Award-winning product
  • Staff Pick

Staff Pick

“Simply gorgeous!”

Chris Hankin Just Flutes staff member - [email protected]

These eight charming melodies from James Oswald's collection of 'Airs from the Four Seasons' are perfect examples of Scottish folk music arranged in a Baroque style. They are mostly melancholy in nature and then up the tempo with one or two contrasting dance movements. Each part can be embellished to suit all abilities and, with the flexibility of instrumentation that can be used, this a great way to learn how to deal with Baroque style. They are also quite short which is really useful when programming. Gorgeous music that has many uses - ideal!

From the Publisher

Selections from James Oswald's Airs for the Four Seasons, arranged for Two Flutes (or Violins) and Cello by Jan Boland. Scottish composer James Oswald (1711-1769) was known for writing fluently in both the 'Scottish' and the 'classical' idioms. His 'Airs for the Four Seasons,' published in circa 1755, is an excellent example of the merging of the Celtic and the Baroque. There are 48 works originally included in this publication (divided into four groups: winter, spring, summer and fall), each is named for a flower and contains two or three short movements. The eight works in this edition, arranged by Jan Boland, were selected from the original 48 for their character and hints of Celtic influence. They are set for this publication for 2 flutes (or violins) and cello, and are a great chamber music compliment to the London Trios of Franz Joseph Haydn. In lieu of individual parts three copies of the score are included, from which each player can read their part (don't worry, there are no page turns within any of the movements).

Winner: NFA Newly Published Music Awards 2023

Difficulty guide: 6-8
Difficulty level, roughly compared to ABRSM exam grades. 0 is total beginner, 9 is advanced (beyond grade 8).


  • The Pink
  • The Lilly
  • The Poppy
  • The Marigold
  • The Belvedere
  • The Marvel of Peru
  • The Snow Drop
  • The Tulip

Item Details


  • Part 1: Flute or Violin
  • Part 2: Flute or Violin
  • Part 3: Cello
Category: Music for Flute and Cello
Publisher: ALRY Publications
Publisher's reference: CM203
Our Stock Code: 1634136
Media Type: Paperback - Score and parts (23 pages [score])

20% off selected Boosey & Hawkes music20% off selected Boosey & Hawkes music

20% off Kevin Mayhew books20% off Kevin Mayhew books