Today's piece is the sixteenth study from the fourth part of the Méthode pour la flûte by French Romantic flutist and composer Louis Drouet, published in Paris in 1828.
The romance “Je pars demain” (“I'm leaving tomorrow”) is sung by Adolphe in Act I of the 1826 opera comique Marie by French composer Ferdinand Hérold.
The present arrangement for two flutes is taken from Blake's Young Flutist's Magazine, published in 1833, in which it appears simply as “Marie”.
Here is a new tango arrangement for flute and guitar. This “Creole tango” was composed by the famous Argentinian singer and composer Ángel Villoldo, often nicknamed “the father of tango”.
This Scottish fling is taken from Harding's All Round Collection, published in 1905. The tune is well known in the North of England, and many musicians have composed variation sets to it. The song was written by poet William Mickle around 1769, and first published in 1776 under the title “The Mariner's Wife”.
For there's nae luck about the house,
There's nae luck ava;
There's little pleasure in the house,
When our gudeman's awa.
(The word gudeman is Scots for ‛husband’.)
The “Andante sostenuto” in F minor we present today is the eighteenth piece from Danish flutist and composer Joachim Andersen's Twenty-Four Etudes for Flute, Op. 30.
This Sarabande is the fifth movement of the fourth of Jacques-Christophe Naudot's 6 Babioles pour 2 Vieles, Musettes, Flutes-a-bec, Flutes traversieres, Haubois, ou Violons, sans Basse. The French word babiole humbly indicates something of little value or importance, a trifle.
This Gavotte en Rondeau is the third 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.