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English Airs and Dances (16 Pieces from 18th Century England) Includes accompaniment CD

Edited by Jeremy Barlow


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From the Publisher

The Baroque Around the World series for flexible ensemble with keyboard can be used in the home, in schools and in music centres - ideal for informal music-making, as well as student and professional performance. Each publication includes a CD with listening and play-along tracks, performed by the outstanding musicians Sharon Lindo (violin), Jennifer Stinton (flute), Nick Stringfellow (cello) and Jeremy Barlow (harpsichord). 16 easy to intermediate pieces for violin (flute or oboe), keyboard and optional cello (bassoon). From 18th-century England, the collection includes country dances, Cheshire rounds, hornpipes and pantomime tunes, plus examples of the march, minuet, siciliana, gavotte and jig. Featured composers include Arne, Earl of Abingdon, Hebden, Holcombe, Linley, Roseingrave, Stanley, Thackray.
Difficulty guide: 3-6
Difficulty level, roughly compared to ABRSM exam grades. 0 is beginner, 9 is advanced (beyond grade 8).


Includes brief notes on each piece.

Composers represented:
  • Portsmouth (anon)
  • Two Cheshire Rounds (anon)
  • Bloomsbury Market (anon)
  • Excuse me (after John Dowland)
  • New Perro (anon)
  • Black Joke (anon)
  • Cackling of the hens (anon)
  • Air in e minor (Henry Holcombe)
  • Gavotte (Thomas Roseingrave)
  • Largo e Siciliano (John Hebden)
  • Minuet with variations (John Stanley)
  • The Spirite Mirth in distress for the loss of Harlequin (Thomas Lonley senior)
  • The Yorkshire Buffs' march (Thomas Thackery)
  • Hop Tops (Earl of Abingdon)
  • The blossoms of May (Earl of Abingdon)
  • Hornpipe (Thomas Augustine Arne)

Item Details

Category: Accompanied Classical Flute Albums with Backing Tracks
Publisher: Schott
Publisher's reference: ED12861
Our Stock Code: 922494
Media Type: Paperback (60 pages [score]); includes accompaniment CD