Thistle & Minuet: 16 Easy Pieces from the Scottish BaroqueIncludes CD
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From the Publisher
- Meet Scotland's 18th-century composers! - Classical pieces influenced by folk, and vice versa - Dance tunes celebrating new bridges in Scotland (1769-1809) - Scottisch love songs - First modern edition of James Oswald's 'Thistle' sonata - Two pieces by Stamitz's Scottish pupil the Earl of Kelly - Creative use of 1st position on the violin - Also suitable for flute and oboe - Simple, effective accompaniments - Newly researched, authentic texts The edition is part of the Trinity syllabus 2007 (grade 1)
Subtitled '16 Easy Pieces from the Scottish Baroque', these are really nice arrangements. There is not a jig or a reel in sight here, but 4 Scots songs and tunes celebrating new bridges, along with sundry marches and minuets and the Thistle Sonata by James Oswald. There is an optional bass part as well as a playalong CD so good value all round - very Scottish!
Difficulty level, roughly compared to ABRSM exam grades. 0 is beginner, 9 is advanced (beyond grade 8).
- The Blathrie o't
- The yellow-hair'd laddie
- Low down in the broom
- Hey, Jenny, come down to Jock
- The New Bridge of Edinburgh
- The South Bridge og Edinburgh
- The Bridge of Perth
- The New Bridge of Ballater
- The New Bridge of Rutherglen
- Count Sax's March
- March for the 22nd Regiment
- Mrs. Ker's Minuet
- Minuet in A, with variations
- Sonata in G "The Thistle"