This pair of minuets constitutes the closing 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 term babiole humbly indicates something of little value or importance, a trifle.
This is the opening movement of Georg Philipp Telemann's Partita No. 4 in G minor, TWV 41:g2, 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 appears in Francis O'Neill's Waifs and Strays of Gaelic Melody, published in 1922. The tune comes from the manuscripts in the possession of Chicago Police Sergeant James O'Neill, originally from County Down, Ireland.
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’.)