This study is the twenty-second piece from the first etude book written by Danish flutist and composer Joachim Andersen, his 24 grosse Etüden für Flöte, Op. 15, first published in Hamburg in 1885.
This Allegretto for two flutes is taken from the celebrated Méthode de flûte by French flutist Jean-Louis Tulou, published in Paris in 1835.
This is the fourth of 8 Caprices for solo flute by German violinist and composer Anton Stamitz, composed around the 1780s.
This tune appears in Francis O'Neill's collection Music of Ireland, published in 1903. It was played by fiddler Edward Cronin, born in County Tipperary in the 1830s, although he had no name for it. A member of O'Neill's traditional Irish music circle in Chicago, Sergeant Early (an uilleann piper and member of the Chicago police force), upon hearing Cronin play, remarked “with evident appreciation, ‛Ah, that's well covered with moss’ — alluding to its ancient strains”. O'Neill seized upon the remark as a convenient title.
Today we propose the twelfth study from 26 Übungen (26 Exercises) by German flutist and composer Anton Bernhard Fürstenau, first published in 1835.
This “original Irish melody” was composed around 1830 by pianist William Eavestaff, about whom not much is known.
Oh it is not while riches and splendour surround us,
That friendship and friends can be put to the test,
'Tis but when afflictions cold pressure has bound us,
We find which the hearts are, that love us the best;
For friends will fawn at fortune's dawn,
While the breeze and the tide waft us steadily on,
But if sorrow o'ertakes us, Each false one forsakes us
And leaves us to sink or to struggle alone.
The present arrangement for two flutes appeared in Blake's Young Flutist's Magazine, published in Philadelphia in 1833.
This is the third movement of Partita No. 3 in F major for solo flute by German flutist and composer Johann Georg Tromlitz, which was first published in Leipzig as part of his Sechs Partiten für Querflöte solo.