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.
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!
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.
Today we present the nineteenth study from Italian composer Giuseppe Gariboldi's Etudes mignonnes (Dainty Studies), Op. 131.
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.
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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!
This traditional hornpipe is taken from Thomas Craig's Empire Violin Collection of Hornpipes, published in Edinburgh ca. 1890.