Malcolm Arnold: Four Scottish Dances
This image appears in the gallery:
Alan Titchmarsh's Great British Discovery
3. Malcolm Arnold: Four Scottish Dances
Arnold wrote his Four Scottish Dances in 1957, intended to evoke Scotland with reels, snap rhythms and instruments imitating bagpipes. Each of the four is inspired by - although not based on - Scottish country folk tunes and dances. The second, labelled Vivace, is a lively reel with a "tipsy" middle section.