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Tuesday 22 April 2014

Tune of the Day: Lentement by Boismortier

 from “Petites sonates à deux flûtes traversières”

This is the third movement of the third sonata from a collection of 12 “little sonatas” for two flutes by the prolific French Baroque composer Joseph Bodin de Boismortier.

Bookmark and ShareCategories: Baroque Sonatas Written for FluteDifficulty: easy
Monday 21 April 2014

Tune of the Day: My Melancholy Baby

 by Ernie Burnett, transcribed fro flute and piano

This popular song, published in 1912, was first sung publicly by William Frawley. Ernie Burnett, who composed the music, was wounded fighting in the First World War, and he lost his memory together with his identity dog-tags. While recuperating in hospital, a pianist entertained the patients with popular tunes including “Melancholy Baby”. Burnett rose from his sickbed and exclaimed: "That's my song!". He had regained his memory.

Thanks to Steve for suggesting this piece!

Bookmark and ShareCategories: Love songsDifficulty: easy
Sunday 20 April 2014

Tune of the Day: The Cardinal

 Traditional English tune

This English dance tune is taken from the first volume of Thompson's Compleat Collection of 200 Favourite Country Dances, published in London in 1757.

Bookmark and ShareCategories: Dance tunes Traditional/FolkDifficulty: easy
Saturday 19 April 2014

Tune of the Day: Study in A minor by Gariboldi

 from “Etudes mignonnes”

Today we present the nineteenth study from Italian composer Giuseppe Gariboldi's Etudes mignonnes (Dainty Studies), Op. 131.

Bookmark and ShareCategories: Etudes Romantic Written for FluteDifficulty: intermediate
Friday 18 April 2014

Tune of the Day: O Sacred Head, Now Wounded

 by Johann Sebastian Bach, transcribed for flute trio

This melody was originally composed around 1600 by German organist Hans Leo Hassler for a secular love song, “Mein G'müt ist mir verwirret”. The most famous setting of the tune, however, is by Johann Sebastian Bach, who arranged it in his St. Matthew Passion. Bach also used the melody on different words in his Christmas Oratorio, both in the first choral and the triumphant final chorus.

As many will probably recognize, The melody of “American Tune” by Paul Simon is based on this tune.

Thanks to Diana for suggesting this piece!

Bookmark and ShareCategories: Baroque Easter music Hymn tunes OratoriosDifficulty: easy
Thursday 17 April 2014

Tune of the Day: Alla breve by Quantz

 from Sonata No. 2 in B-flat major

This lively “Alla breve” is the central movement of Johann Joachim Quantz's Sonata No. 2 in B-flat major for flute and continuo. It is one of the many works for flute that Quantz composed for his student and patron Frederick II, King of Prussia.

Thanks to Joyce Kai for contributing this piece!

Bookmark and ShareCategories: Baroque Sonatas Written for FluteDifficulty: intermediate
Wednesday 16 April 2014

Tune of the Day: Haymarket Hornpipe

 Traditional Scottish tune

This traditional hornpipe is taken from Thomas Craig's Empire Violin Collection of Hornpipes, published in Edinburgh ca. 1890.

Bookmark and ShareCategories: Hornpipes Traditional/FolkDifficulty: intermediate