This 2/4-time “jig” is taken from Harding's All-Round Collection of Jigs, Reels and Country Dances, published in New York in 1905. A “straight jig” was a type of duple-time syncopated clog tune popular in the latter 19th century, also called a “sand jig”, particularly used as an accompaniment to stage clog or hornpipe dancing.
This study in octaves is the eighteenth piece from a collection of 26 Little Caprices for flute (XXVI kleine Capricen für die Flöte) by Danish flutist and composer Joachim Andersen, published in 1890.
This Largo is the opening movement of a Sonata in D major for two flutes or recorders by a German composer named Johann Christoph Schultze. This is not to be confused with the apparently unrelated composer of the same name who was born in 1733, as this sonata was first published in Hamburg in 1729.
This Adagio is the third movement of a sonata in A minor for flute and keyboard that is thought to have been composed by George Frideric Handel. First published in 1730, the sonata is referred to as Halle Sonata No. 1 (“Hallenser Sonate Nr. 1” in German). It was supposed to be an early work composed by Handel before 1703 in his hometown Halle, but its authenticity is now considered doubtful.
This traditional Irish slip jig first appeared in print in the third volume of O'Farrell's Pocket Companion for the Irish or Union Pipes, published circa 1808.
Today's piece is the seventh study from Danish flutist and composer Niels Peter Jensen's 12 Etudes for Flute, Op. 25, first published around 1829.
An article entitled “The Martial Music of the Clans”, published in a 1902 issue of The Celtic Monthly, has quite some information about this tune:
The March, or Spaidsearachd, of the [Cameron] Clan is “Piobaireachd Dhòmhnuill Duibh,” or Lochiel's March. This tune is also said to have been played at the battle of Inverlochy, and is the march of the 79th or Cameron Highlanders. I am aware that this tune is also associated with the MacDonalds, who call it “Black Donald Balloch of the Isles' March,” but there are several good tunes that are claimed by more than one clan. It is fair to the MacDonalds to state that this tune is found on paper in Oswald's Caledonian Pocket Companion, published in 1764, where it is called “Piobaireachd Mhic Dhònuil.” The Piobaireacdh setting is to be found in Albyn's Anthology (1816)—where the editor states he transcribed it from a MS. belonging to Captain MacLeod of Gesto. It is quite possible that this pibroch has been used as a Lament, as it possesses all the characteristics of that class of pipe music.
The present arrangement for two flutes, dedicated “to the Cadets at West Point”, is taken from Blake's Young Flutist's Magazine, published in 1833.