Sunday, 6 November 2016
a slow air
A Slow Air
Thomas A Clark
Harewood, 2016 £12 plus postage
In fiddle music, the slow air is usually intended for listening rather than dancing. Principally a means of expression rather than virtuosity (although with frequent virtuosic embellishment) it situates the individual within the tradition. Slow airs may be laments or pastorals.