This is the opening movement of Johann Joachim Quantz's Sonata in B minor for flute and continuo, QV 1:168. It is one of many works for flute that Quantz composed for his student and patron Frederick II, King of Prussia.
Today's tune was kindly contributed to our collection by its composer, piper Roddy Campbell from the Outer Hebrides, Scotland.
The title refers to the highest hill on the island of Barra, standing at a height of 383 meters.
This is the fifteenth study from 58 Esercizi per flauto (a.k.a. First Exercises for Flute, or Die ersten Übungen für Flöte) by Italian Romantic flutist and composer Giuseppe Gariboldi.
Today we propose the first piece from François Devienne's XXIV Duos faciles pour deux flutes à l'usage des commençans (24 Easy Duets for two flutes for use by beginners). It was first published in Leipzig around 1800.
This is the eighteenth piece from a collection of 20 Capricci by Italian composer Saverio Mercadante. It is not certain when these caprices were composed, but scholars tend to associate them with Mercadante's early years in Naples, between 1811 and 1814.
This tune appears to be unique to Francis O'Neill's collection The Dance Music Of Ireland, published in Chicago in 1907. It is probably related to an older Irish tune known as “O Hag, You Have Killed Me”. O'Neill had previously published a different jig under the same title in his 1903 collection, which seems however entirely unrelated.
This is the fourteenth study from 58 Esercizi per flauto (a.k.a. First Exercises for Flute, or Die ersten Übungen für Flöte) by Italian Romantic flutist and composer Giuseppe Gariboldi.