The little study we present today is the sixth piece from 50 Etudes mélodiques pour la flûte by French flutist and composer Jules Demersseman.
This is the second movement of the seventh sonata from a collection of 12 “little sonatas” for two flutes by the prolific French Baroque composer Joseph Bodin de Boismortier.
This Presto is the closing movement of Johann Joachim Quantz's Sonata No. 6 in G 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.
This lively jig was collected from a Francis E. Walsh of San Francisco by Chicago police captain Francis O'Neill, who included it in his collection Waifs and Strays of Gaelic Melody, published in 1922.
This is the fourth study from a collection of 18 Etudes for flute published in 1891 by Danish flutist and composer Joachim Andersen.
This is the lively opening movement of the second flute duet from Six duos faciles et brillants by Danish flutist and composer Niels Peter Jensen.
Thanks to Françoise for contributing this piece!
The first known public performance of this vaudeville song was in Henry J. Sayers' 1891 revue Tuxedo, which was performed in Boston, Massachusetts. The song became widely known in the version sung by Lottie Collins in London music halls in 1892. The tune was later used in various contexts, including as the theme song to the television show Howdy Doody.
The song's authorship was disputed for some years, and later editions of the music credited its authorship to various persons, including Alfred Moor-King, Paul Stanley, and Angelo A. Asher. A 1930s lawsuit, however, decided that the tune and the refrain were in the public domain.
Thanks to Steve for suggesting this tune!