On a poem by Andrew Barton (Banjo) Paterson, Waltzing Matilda tells the story of a swagman who travels with his few belongings wrapped in a blanket. The title, literally “dancing the waltz with Matilda,” in this case means to travel with his swag, affectionately called with that woman’s name.
Transcription for recorder and piano by Massimo Pennesi.
Scottish traditional song, usually sung to celebrate start of the New Year. While the music is a folk tune of unknown author, the lyrics is by the Scottish poet Robert Burns, who collected it from an old man en 1788.
Transcription for recorder and piano by Massimo Pennesi. This interactive score was published first in the post Auld Lang Syne, in the blog educacionmusical.es.
Scene from the film It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)
Bedford Falls’ citizens give to George Bailey (James Stewart) their Christmas present.
Traditional English ballad. Its origin dates back to the Middle Ages.
Its current fame is mainly due to Simon & Garfunkel, whose version, released in 1966 as lead track of their album Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme, the names of the four aromatic plants mentioned in the second line of the lyrics of the song. Two years later it was included on the soundtrack of the movie The Graduate.
Transcription for recorder and guitar by Massimo Pennesi.