Cyril Scott was a British composer active from the very late 19th century and through the 20th whose work could be termed late Romantic with elements of impressionism with free use of exotic harmonies. Scott was an extremely prolific composer who left more than four hundred works ranging from symphonies, operas and concertos to many works for smaller ensembles, solo instruments and short songs.Larry Adler, for whom this work was written, was an absolute maestro of the chromatic mouth Organ who recorded and performed widely and with some of the other greatest musicians of his time. It is due to Adler’s artistry and popularity that there exists any real repertoire for the instrument.
Yet another great piece of writing for the harmonica. I found that this piece can be simplified to start off with (by removing the arpeggic runs) and sticking with the main melody line, and then once more confident they can be added back in. Beautiful piece of music. Anonym
- (Colchester, United Kingdom)