on older Scottish Tunes with texts by Robert Burns from:
To the music
adapted for strings by Joseph J. Visser.
(sadly, though happily, the composer has only, or just, the first three volumes)
The composer has started these pages as part of a celebration of Burns Night, 25th of January 2009,
in fact the 250th aniversary
one could not but start with this ever so characteristic note:
Just one day before the 250th. celebration of the birthday of
- as the one turned down with the plough in April 1786 -
but surely "Cauld blew the bitter-biting north
Upon thy early, humble birth"
of this 'Indian- or Mock Strawberry'
(Potentilla - formerly Duchesnea - indica)
amidst budding Snowdrops.