Jean de Paris is the title of a French comic opera with music by François Adrien Boieldieu, “The French Mozart”, first performed in Paris in 1812. This tune, which began as a comic song and is contained in several 19th-century musicians manuscripts, was introduced as a march in the British Rifle Brigade, 95th Regiment, in 1842. The melody has later also been used for a single step dance in the North-West England morris dance tradition, where it is popular under the title “I'm Ninety-Five”.
This study in ornaments is the forty-sixth piece from the fourth part of the Méthode pour la flûte by French Romantic flutist and composer Louis Drouet, published in Paris in 1828.
“Go Where Glory Waits Thee” was written by the famous Irish poet and songwriter Thomas Moore (1779–1852). Moore's poem was later set to a traditional Irish melody, known as “The Maid of the Valley”.
Go where glory waits thee,
But while fame elates thee,
Oh! still remember me.
When the praise thou meetest
To thine ear is sweetest,
Oh! then remember me.
The present arrangement for two flutes appeared in Blake's Young Flutist's Magazine, published in 1833.
This piece is the sixth movement and fifth “aria” of Georg Philipp Telemann's Partita No. 4 in G minor, TWV 41:g2, originally published in 1716 as part of the Kleine Kammermusik (“little chamber music”) collection. The original edition indicates that the melody is intended to be played by an oboe, a violin, or a flute.
This tune appears in Chicago police officer Francis O'Neill's collection Waifs and Strays of Gaelic Melody, published in 1922. O'Neill comments:
An excellent double jig called “Tumble the Tinker” was printed for the first time in the enlarged edition of O'Neill's Irish Music for Piano or Violin, issued in 1915. It was obtained from John McFadden, a clever traditional Irish fiddler of Chicago, who until then had forgotten the tune since last leaving his native Mayo some forty years before. Since its publication as stated, a spirited second finish has been developed. As varied in the present setting, “Tumble the Tinker”, heretofore so little known, is assuredly worthy of preservation, and enhanced publicity.
This Moderato in E major is the ninth piece from a collection of 26 Little Caprices for flute (XXVI kleine Capricen für die Flöte) by Danish flutist and composer Joachim Andersen, published in 1890.
Today's piece is the opening movement of a Sonata in A major for two flutes or recorders by a German composer named Johann Christoph Schultze. This is not to be confused with the apparently unrelated composer of the same name who was born in 1733, as this sonata was first published in Hamburg in 1729.