This is the opening movement of Georg Philipp Telemann's Partita No. 3 in C minor, TWV 41:c1, 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 traditional Irish jig is taken from O'Farrell's Pocket Companion for the Irish or Union Pipes, published around 1806.
This Andante in F-sharp minor is the twentieth piece of a collection of 24 “Caprice-Études” for flute by Theobald Boehm, the German flutist and inventor who perfected the modern Western concert flute.
These two minuets, in C major and C minor respectively, constitute the second movement of the second 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 gigue is the fourth and last movement from Italian Baroque composer Arcangelo Corelli's Violin Sonata No. 7 in D minor, which was originally published in 1700 as part of his 12 Violin Sonatas, Op. 5. As conductor Andrew Manze put it, this is “arguably the finest and most influential set of violin sonatas ever assembled. All other baroque sonatas can be defined as being pre- or post-Corelli'”.
Today's tune is a traditional Scottish strathspey in B-flat major from Harding's All Round Collection, published in 1905.
This restless study in gruppettos (a.k.a. turns) is the sixty-sixth piece from French flutist and composer Louis Drouet's 72 Studies on Taste and Style for the Boehm Flute, published in 1855.