The Gaelic Sonata is a big neo-romantic virtuoso concert work in three standard movements - sonata-allegro, song form, and rondo - with thematic material derived from Scottish folk songs: Macrimmon┬'s Lament, O┬'er the hills and far away, Gun Chrodh gun Aighean, Suaicheantas na H-Alba, Skye Boat Song, Fliuch an oidhche, My love, she┬'s but a lassie yet, The Perth Hunt, The wind that shakes the barley, Timour the Tartar. The harmonic language is tonal with liberal use of chromatic dissonance, pandiatonicism, quartal harmonies, impressionistic gestures and much variety of instrumental texture. Frankly emotional, the music communicates a wide range of feeling from the heroic to the profoundly sorrowful. The last movement - a series of reels - is especially joyous with its rollicking dance rhythms and offbeat harmonization. About 22 minutes long.