This waltz for two flutes is taken from Blake's Young Flutist's Magazine, published in 1833. Coburg is a town in the German region of Bavaria.
Totally unrelated to the more famous 15th-century polymath Leonardo da Vinci, Leonardo Vinci was an early 18th-century Italian composer, best known for his operas. His sonata in D major for flute, of which we present today the second movement, is one of the few of his instrumental works to be still played today.
“La pas cadencé” is possibly the most famous French fife tune. It was probably composed during the Napoleonic era, in the early 19th century. The French expression “pas cadencé” designates the ordered and synchronized walking of military formations.
Thanks to Freddie for suggesting this tune!
This “Vivo” (“lively”) etude in E is the twenty-fourth and final piece from a collection of 24 “Caprice-Études” for flute by Theobald Boehm, the German inventor who perfected the modern Western concert flute. These studies originally served as a proof of the playability of Boehm's improved instrument in all 24 keys, but they are also very useful technical exercises.
This chaconne is the closing movement of the second of Jacques-Christophe Naudot's 6 Babioles pour 2 Vieles, Musettes, Flutes-a-bec, Flutes traversieres, Haubois, ou Violons, sans Basse. The French term babiole humbly indicates something of little value or importance, a trifle.
This Allegro is the opening movement of the third of 5 Divertimentos for three basset horns composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in 1803. These pieces were later rearranged for solo piano and published as the Six Viennese Sonatinas, which is why this piece is also known as the Allegro from Sonatina No. 6.
This tune, dating back at least to the first half of the 19th century, is also known under quite a few other titles, most notably “Daniel O'Connell” and “Bundle and Go”. It is also the air to the drinking song “Humors of Whiskey”.