The 6/8-time Andantino in F-sharp major we present today is the thirteenth piece from Danish flutist and composer Joachim Andersen's Twenty-Four Etudes for Flute, Op. 30.
This pair of minuets constitutes the closing movement of the third of Jacques-Christophe Naudot's 6 Babioles pour 2 Vieles, Musettes, Flutes-a-bec, Flutes traversieres, Haubois, ou Violons, sans Basse. The French term babiole humbly indicates something of little value or importance, a trifle.
This “Sacred March” is taken from Act I, Scene 3 of Christoph Willibald Gluck's 1767 opera Alceste.
We think it has a somewhat Christmassy sound to it, so we deemed it appropriate to post it now. Many people have also chosen to play this march as a wedding processional, and it is indeed a valid alternative to the traditional Bridal Chorus (“Here Comes the Bride”) by Wagner.
Thanks to Marcello for suggesting this piece!
This jig is taken from the 1922 collection Waifs and Strays of Gaelic Melody by Francis O'Neill, who cites as a source for the tune the Rice-Walsh manuscript, a collection of music from the repertoire of Jeremiah Breen, a blind Irish fiddler, notated by his student.
This sextuplet-based 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.
This “Andante mosso” is the fourth duet from the third volume of La scuola del flauto (The School of the Flute) by Italian composer and arranger Luigi Hugues.
Thanks to Paolo for contributing this piece!
This gorgeous Adagio is the opening movement of French Baroque composer Jean-Marie Leclair's Sonata for violin or flute and continuo in C major, Op. 1 No. 2. The first edition of this sonata was published in Paris around 1723.
Thanks to Marian for suggesting this piece!