Robert Burns wrote the lyrics. The melody is probably traditional. (This is a repost.)
Composed c. 1875.
“Lookout Farm” quartet
Smooth guitar today.
Impromptu // theme and variations
Howard Roberts (1929-1992) Jazz guitarist. He was very interested in teaching and well known as a guitar teacher. He wrote a regular column in “Guitar Player” magazine called “Jazz Improvisation”.
Alan Parker, British guitarist. He has mostly been a sessions guitarist, although he has played with a number of bands. He was trained in guitar by Julian Bream.
Charles Griffes (1884-1920). U.S. composer. Generally known as an “impressionist” (but you may know by now that I think music and art can be, and often is, overcategorized.) This is his only piano sonata. There is no question that Debussy, etc. had a strong influence on him as did Scriabin. But his music is his own..recognizable, I think.
I really want to start writing more on this blog, but I’m not finding the time. I hope to contribute more analysis and commentary in the future.
In the meantime, imagine you are walking past 2 McDonald Road and you hear music…Perhaps you will stop and listen…