James Oswald

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Though little is known of Oswald's early life he was quite active in Scotland before moving to London in 1741. As a violinist he published two sets of compositions in 1736 and 1740 respectively. The first…
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Composition Highlights

Title Year Avg. Duration Genre
The Dust Cart Cantata, for voice & continuo 1751 Vocal Music
Sonata on Scot's Tunes
The Thistle, for violin (or flute) & continuo (from "Airs for the Four Seasons", The Summer) Concerto
The Wearing of the Green Vocal Music
Veronica, for violin (or flute) & continuo (from "Airs for the Four Seasons", The Summer) 1755 Concerto
Narcissus, for violin (or flute) & continuo (from "Airs for the Four Seasons", The Spring) 1755 Concerto
Heliotrope, for violin (or flute) & continuo (from "Airs for the Four Seasons", The Summer) 1755 Concerto
The Almond, for violin (or flute) & continuo 1761 Chamber Music
The Spring, suite for violin (or flute) & continuo (from "Airs for the Four Seasons") Concerto
Crocus, for violin (or flute) & continuo (from "Airs for the Four Seasons", The Spring) 1755 Concerto
Rory Dall's port Chamber Music
The Laurel, for violin (or flute) & continuo (from "airs for the Four Seasons", The Winter) Chamber Music
Hawthorn, for violin (or flute) & continuo (from "Airs for the Four Seasons", The Winter) 1761 Concerto
Ranunculus, sonata for violin (or flute) & continuo (from "Airs for the Four Seasons", The Spring) 1755 Chamber Music
Greensleeves, folk song setting for chamber ensemble Chamber Music
Rorate coeli desuper (Drop Down, Ye Heavens, from Above) Vocal Music
Poppy, for violin (or flute) & continuo (from "Airs for the Four Seasons", The Summer) 1755 Concerto
Sweet William, sonata for violin (or flute) & continuo (from "Airs for the Four Seasons", The Summer) Chamber Music
The Dancing Master, for voice & ensemble 1754 Vocal Music
Divertimento for guitar No. 8 1759 Chamber Music
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