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 idyllic fourth movement, is one of the few of his instrumental works to be still played today.
This hornpipe tune of English provenance is known by numerous titles, including “The Hunter's Hornpipe”, “The Bridge of Lodi”, and “Murray's Hornpipe”. One of its earliest appearances is in Yorkshire musician William Calvert's 1812 manuscript, as “Admiral Lord Nelson's Hornpipe”.
The Andantino in A major we present today is the seventh piece from Danish flutist and composer Joachim Andersen's Twenty-Four Etudes for Flute, Op. 30.
This minuet used to be a very popular tune, judging from the numerous times it appears in late-18th-century publications and manuscripts. The composer of the melody, however, has not been established, as several Italian musicians of the period carried the name Martini.
This arrangement for two flutes is taken from Blake's Young Flutist's Magazine, published in Philadelphia in 1833.
This Adagio is the third movement of the third of 5 Divertimentos for three basset horns composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart from 1783 to 1785.
This cavalry march was composed around 1792 by Michael Haydn, brother of the more famous Austrian composer Joseph Haydn. It was dedicated to Prince Josias of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, and that's why the piece also goes by the name of “Josias Coburg-Marsch”.
Thanks to Freddie for suggesting this tune!
This study is taken from the fourth part of the Méthode pour la flûte by French Romantic flutist and composer Louis Drouet, published in Paris in 1828.