By Barry Milner
Alfred Debut Series
The Aire River in northern England is typically known for its picturesque settings. Although it runs through several major cities, a majority of the Aire winds its way though rolling hills and small towns, and is known as a tourist attraction for many villages in England. The gentle, calm, and modal nature of the melody in this charming piece is meant to evoke imagery of the Aire River flowing though country sides of Yorkshire.