This flute duet appears in Blake's Young Flutist's Magazine, published in 1833. It is an arrangement of a chorus from the beginning of Act III of Cinderella, the 1831 English-language adaptation of Rossini's La Cenerentola by Irish violinist and composer Michael Rophino Lacy. Like most of the music from this last act, “In Light Tripping Measure” is not taken from La Cenerentola: it is an adaptation of “Dell'araba tromba”, an aria from Rossini's 1820 opera Maometto II (also known as Le siège de Corinthe).
This minuet constitutes the second movement of the first of 5 Divertimentos for three basset horns composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart between 1783 and 1785.
This tune is taken from Power's Musical Cabinet, published in 1810. It was notably reprinted in O'Neill's famous 1922 collection Waifs and Strays of Gaelic Melody.
This short syncopated study in F minor is the twenty-second 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.
This Allegro is the closing movement of a Sonata in D 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.
This piece is the fourth movement and third “aria” of Georg Philipp Telemann's Partita No. 5 in E minor, TWV 41:e1, 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.
The earliest appearance of this tune is found in Robert Bremner's A Collection of Scots Reels (1757). The melody therefore predates Robert Burns's reworking of “I'm o'er young to marry”, an old song which already existed before the Scots poet's birth.