This hornpipe is earliest found in the mid-19th-century manuscript tunebook of fiddler Lawrence Leadley (1827-1897) of Helperby in Yorkshire. It was later published in Ryan's Mammoth Collection (1883).
This quick study in double-tonguing is the sixteenth piece from French flutist and composer Louis Drouet's 72 Studies on Taste and Style for the Boehm Flute, published in 1855.
This is the fifth movement of French composer Jacques-Christophe Naudot's Suite en trio “Les plaisirs de Champigny”, Op. 18. The piece was originally written for musette (a baroque-era instrument similar to a bagpipe), flute and violin, but it can be played as is by two flutes and a violin, or with very little modification (the little notes in the violin part) by three modern flutes.
Thanks to Joyce Kai for contributing this piece!
Bach was probably only 22 years old when he composed this Sonatina, in which two alto recorders mournfully echo each other over a sonorous background. The piece is the opening movement of the sacred cantata Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit, also known as Actus Tragicus. Composed for a funeral, this cantata ranks among Bach's most important works, and musicologist Alfred Dürr even called it “a work of genius such as even great masters seldom achieve”.
Thanks to Marcello for suggesting this piece!
This reel appears in O'Neill's Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems, published in 1907. Mullingar is a market town in County Westmeath, about 80 kilometers west of Dublin.
Today we present the tenth study from Italian flutist and composer Giuseppe Gariboldi's Vingt études chantantes pour la flûte (“Twenty melodious studies for flute”), Op. 88.
The joyful piece we present today is the second movement of the tenth sonata from a collection of 12 “little sonatas” for two flutes by the prolific French Baroque composer Joseph Bodin de Boismortier.