This piece is the third movement and second “aria” of Georg Philipp Telemann's Partita No. 5 in E minor, TWV 41:e1, 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 2/4-time “jig” is taken from Harding's All-Round Collection of Jigs, Reels and Country Dances, published in New York in 1905. A “straight jig” was a type of duple-time syncopated clog tune popular in the latter 19th century, also called a “sand jig”, particularly used as an accompaniment to stage clog or hornpipe dancing.
This study in octaves is the eighteenth piece from a collection of 26 Little Caprices for flute (XXVI kleine Capricen für die Flöte) by Danish flutist and composer Joachim Andersen, published in 1890.
This Largo is the opening movement of a Sonata in D major for two flutes or recorders by a German composer named Johann Christoph Schultze. This is not to be confused with the apparently unrelated composer of the same name who was born in 1733, as this sonata was first published in Hamburg in 1729.
This Adagio is the third movement of a sonata in A minor for flute and keyboard that is thought to have been composed by George Frideric Handel. First published in 1730, the sonata is referred to as Halle Sonata No. 1 (“Hallenser Sonate Nr. 1” in German). It was supposed to be an early work composed by Handel before 1703 in his hometown Halle, but its authenticity is now considered doubtful.
This traditional Irish slip jig first appeared in print in the third volume of O'Farrell's Pocket Companion for the Irish or Union Pipes, published circa 1808.
Today's piece is the seventh study from Danish flutist and composer Niels Peter Jensen's 12 Etudes for Flute, Op. 25, first published around 1829.