Taken from Francis O'Neill's Waifs and Strays of Gaelic Melody (1922), this is “a special setting” from a manuscript of Patrick J. Tuohey's (1865–1923), a gifted Irish piper living in Chicago whom O'Neill called “the genial wizard of the Irish (uilleann) pipes”.
This is the nineteenth piece from 24 Technische Studien für Flöte (24 Technical Studies), Op. 11, by German flutist Emil Prill. It was first published in Leipzig in 1911.
This song was originally a love serenade in the 1752 one-act opera Le devin du village (“The Village Soothsayer”) by French philosopher, writer and composer Jean-Jacques Rousseau. You may recognize its tune as the ancestor to the popular American lullaby “Go Tell Aunt Rhody”.
Days of absence, sad and dreary,
Cloth'd in sorrow's dark array;
Days of absence, I am weary,
She I love is far away.
The present arrangement for two flutes appeared in Blake's Young Flutist's Magazine, published in Philadelphia in 1833.
This Allegro is the second movement of the sixth sonata from Sonates pour la flûte traversière avec la basse, Op. 19 by the prolific French Baroque composer Joseph Bodin de Boismortier. These sonatas were originally published in Paris in 1727.
This tune was played and recorded by the famous Irish piper Patsy Touhey (1865–1923), who spent most of his life in America. It was published in Francis O'Neill's Waifs and Strays (1922), taken from a manuscript of the piper's.
This is the twentieth piece from Exercices journaliers pour la flûte (or Tägliche Studien in German, i.e. “Daily Exercises”) by Austro-Hungarian composer Adolf Terschak. It was first published in 1867.
This air is the second movement of the third of six Concerts à deux Flutes Traversières sans Basse by the French Baroque composer Michel Pignolet de Montéclair. Here the French word concert is a synonym of “suite”, and has nothing to do with the Italian concerto.