This piece is the seventh movement of the second of six Concerts à deux Flutes Traversières sans Basse by the French Baroque composer Michel Pignolet de Montéclair. Here the French word concert is a synonym of “suite”, and has nothing to do with the Italian concerto.
This Capriccio in G major is one of 24 pieces attributed to the famous German flutist and composer Johann Joachim Quantz to have survived in a manuscript titled Fantasier og Preludier. 8. Capricier og andre Stykker til Øvelse for Flöÿten af Quanz (“Fantasies and Preludes. 8 Caprices and other Pieces for Exercise for the Flute by Quantz”). It is a rare example of music from the Baroque period using mezzo-forte dynamic markings.
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“Augen geradeaus” (“Eyes straight forward”) was an East Germany marching song.
Our company was marching through the city
And two dark eyes were laughing,
Beautiful, yes, she was beautiful.
She is our talisman,
We look to the left as much as possible.
But the commander ahead shouts:
Eyes straight forward!
Thanks to Hugo for contributing this tune!
This study in B major is the eleventh piece from 24 Technische Studien für Flöte (24 Technical Studies), Op. 11, by German flutist Emil Prill. It was first published in Leipzig in 1911.
This is the first movement from a Fantasia per Flauto Solo con accompagnamento di secondo Flauto o Violino (“Fantasia for solo flute with accompaniment for a second flute or violin”) by Italian composer Saverio Mercadante, first published around 1818.
Many thanks to Lutz Kutscher for contributing this piece!
This allemanda is the opening movement of the fourth sonata from Sonates pour la flûte traversière avec la basse, Op. 19 by the prolific French Baroque composer Joseph Bodin de Boismortier. These sonatas were originally published in Paris in 1727.
This tune comes from the Rice-Walsh manuscript, a collection of music from the repertoire of Jeremiah Breen, a blind fiddler from North Kerry, Ireland, notated by his student.