Variations on British Airs Vol.2
Drouet and Harrington Young both have links with the history of English fluteplaying. Drouet's popular idiom enabled him to vary well-known songs and operatic fragments in a manner that guaranteed success. On his frequent tours of Europe he sold these compositions to publishers by the dozen. His variations on English themes such as God Save the King and The Bluebells of Scotland, penned during his three-year stay in England, were immensely popular. Trevor Wye's edition of these two works may well spark off a revival of the Romantic variation genre, the aim of which was to stir the senses and arouse musical sensation.
Difficulty level, roughly compared to ABRSM exam grades. 0 is beginner, 9 is advanced (beyond grade 8).
- Drouet Variations on Robin Adair
- Young Variations on Home Sweet Home