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.
Thanks to Diana for suggesting this piece!
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.
The study we present today was kindly contributed by flutists Nilson and Cinthia Mascolo from Brazil. It is the fourteenth piece from their 17 Estudos para Flauta Transversal, N. 1.
This gavotte is the third duet in G minor from the 55 Easy Pieces collection by Baroque composer Joseph Bodin de Boismortier. The French title “La Pointilleuse” could be translated as “The Meticulous One”.
This is the third movement of a flute sonata in G major by Jean-Christophe Naudot, a French composer and flutist of the early 18th century.