Aus Alt-England: Old English Airs and Dances
Last updated: 19.12.19
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Editor: Kaestner/Spittler Solo A/Piano
Publisher: Schott & Co. Ltd. Publication: Schott 2566 RMS 51
I was presented with this collection of 18 English items by Irina Drygala in the early 1980's as she no longer had any use of it. All the items are straightforward and have simple accompaniments. All my favourites are represented: Henry Purcell with a Boree, Menuett, 2 Hornpipes, a Scotch Tune [sic] and a Song Tune; Daniel Purcell with a Sarabande; William Corbett with a Sarabande; William Boyce with an Arioso; Roberto Valentine with a Giga; Michael C. Festing with a Sarabande; Henry Carey with an Air; William Babell with a Boree and John Lenton with a Giga. There are also some old dances by good old Anon and the famous "Watkin's Ale".