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Tuesday 21 October 2014

Tune of the Day: Walsh's Frolics

 Traditional Irish jig

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.

Bookmark and ShareCategories: Jigs Traditional/FolkDifficulty: easy
Monday 20 October 2014

Tune of the Day: Study in E minor by Andersen

 from “18 Etudes for Flute”

This is the fourth study from a collection of 18 Etudes for flute published in 1891 by Danish flutist and composer Joachim Andersen.

Bookmark and ShareCategories: Etudes Romantic Written for FluteDifficulty: intermediate
Sunday 19 October 2014

Tune of the Day: Allegro by Jensen

 from Flute duet No. 1

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!

Bookmark and ShareCategories: Romantic Written for FluteDifficulty: intermediate
Saturday 18 October 2014

Tune of the Day: Ta-ra-ra Boom-de-ay!

 Music hall song, transcribed for flute and piano

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!

Bookmark and ShareCategories: Traditional/Folk Vaudeville songsDifficulty: easy
Friday 17 October 2014

Tune of the Day: Banjo Breakdown

 Scottish pipe tune

Despite its title, this Mixolydian-mode melody is a very old and popular bagpipe tune, sometimes also played on the fiddle.

Thanks to Ronald for suggesting this tune!

Bookmark and ShareCategories: Celtic Music Jigs Traditional/FolkDifficulty: intermediate
Thursday 16 October 2014

Tune of the Day: Study in E major by Demersseman

 from “50 Etudes mélodiques”

This study in E major is the fourth piece from 50 Etudes mélodiques pour la flûte by French flutist and composer Jules Demersseman.

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Wednesday 15 October 2014

Tune of the Day: Prélude in B-flat major

 Flute duet by J.B. de Boismortier

This prelude opens the eleventh section of the 55 Easy Pieces collection by French Baroque composer Joseph Bodin de Boismortier.

Bookmark and ShareCategories: Baroque Written for FluteDifficulty: intermediate