Today we propose the second study from 24 Tägliche Studien (24 Daily Studies) by German flutist and composer Anton Bernhard Fürstenau, first published in Berlin in 1839.
Dating back to the early 19th century, this traditional Irish tune has been the vehicle for numerous songs. The present arrangement for two flutes is taken from Blake's Young Flutist's Magazine, published in Philadelphia in 1833.
This is the fourth and final movement of the fifth sonata from Sonate a flauto solo con cembalo, o violoncello (“Sonatas for solo flute with harpsichord or cello”) by Italian Baroque composer Paolo Benedetto Bellinzani, originally published in Venice in 1720.
This march tune is taken from Francis O'Neill's collection Waifs and Strays of Gaelic Melody, published in Chicago in 1922. He writes: “This spirited air enjoyed no little popularity some fifty years ago when a song of that name to be found in Hyland's Mammoth Hibernian Songster was sung to it.”
The tune might be named after Irish-born Liverpool city councillor, publican and philantropist Patrick Byrne (1845–1890), whose colorful character earned him the sobriquet of “Dandy Pat”.
Today's piece is the seventeenth study from 30 Studi, Op. 32, by Italian flutist, composer and arranger Luigi Hugues.
This Romanza is the thirty-third duet from Trente-six Petits Duos Mélodiques Faciles et Chantants pour deux Flûtes (36 Easy Flute Duets) by French Romantic composer Benoit Tranquille Berbiguier.
This Adagio is the fourth movement of Italian Baroque composer Arcangelo Corelli's Violin Sonata No. 4 in F major, which was originally published in 1700 as part of his 12 Violin Sonatas, Op. 5.
Thanks to Mary for suggesting this piece!