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Sunday 26 May 2024

Tune of the Day: Breeches Mary

 Traditional Irish jig

The first known appearance of this minor-mode jig is in Ryan's Mammoth Collection, published in Boston in 1883.

Categories: Jigs Traditional/Folk Difficulty: intermediate
Saturday 25 May 2024

Tune of the Day: Study No. 7 by Köhler

 from “Progress in Flute Playing”

This melodious piece will make you an expert in D minor scales and arpeggios! It is taken from the first book of Progress in Flute Playing, published in the 1880s by Italian composer Ernesto Köhler. The étude No. 7 can be roughly divided into three parts: the exposition of the main theme, a more relaxed central section in D major, and a final restatement of the initial theme.

Categories: Etudes Romantic Written for Flute Difficulty: intermediate
Friday 24 May 2024

Tune of the Day: Adagio by Mattheson

 from Flute Sonata No. 7

This ethereal Adagio is the second movement of a sonata for 3 flutes in G major by the German Baroque composer and music theorist Johann Mattheson. It was published in Amsterdam in 1708.

Categories: Baroque Sonatas Written for Flute Difficulty: easy
Thursday 23 May 2024

Tune of the Day: Minuet in G major

 Traditionally attributed to Johann Sebastian Bach

This famous piece was traditionally attributed to Johann Sebastian Bach, as it appears in the Notebook for Anna Magdalena, a notebook which Bach offered to his wife Anna Magdalena in 1725 and which was to be filled with favorite selections of the members of the Bach family.

However, recent research has concluded that this minuet (sometimes referred to as “BWV Anhang 114”) was probably composed by Christian Petzold, a German composer and organist contemporary with Bach.

As you will see, the score contains some suggestions for realizing ornaments in accordance with Baroque performance practice; when first learning the piece, you should ignore them.

Categories: Baroque Minuets Difficulty: easy
Wednesday 22 May 2024

Tune of the Day: The Little House Under the Hill

 Traditional Irish jig

Early-20th-century Chicago tune collector Francis O'Neill finds an “unmistakably” simple version of this jig under the title “Irish Air in The Poor Soldier”, published in The Hibernian Muse (1787). English composer William Shield employed the melody for his song “How Happy the Soldier”, part of the 1783 pasticcio opera The Poor Soldier.

The title appears in Henry Robson's list of popular Northumbrian song and dance tunes (The Northern Minstrel's Budget), published c. 1800, and the tune was included in a number of early-19th-century collections, such as O'Farrell's Pocket Companion for the Irish or Union Pipes, published in 1806.

It is worth noting that a short story by Irish writer William Carleton is called “The Three Tasks: Or, The Little House Under the Hill”, published in his Traits and Stories of the Irish Peasantry (1830). It tells the tale of Jack, who gambles with fairies for riches and loses; he forfeits his liberty and enters servitude in their castle. Jack manages to escape aided by a beautiful lady, whom he falls in love with. Alas, just as they are married Jack is awakened by his mother—it was a dream, and he has lost his bride, but finds the gold. Carleton writes:

In the coorse of time, a harper, hearing the story, composed a tune upon it, which every body knows is called “The Little House under the Hill” to this day, beginning with—

Hi for it, ho for it, hi for it still;
Och and whoo! your sowl—hi for the little house under the hill.

Categories: Jigs Traditional/Folk Difficulty: intermediate
Tuesday 21 May 2024

Tune of the Day: Study in A major by Clinton

 from “A Theoretical and Practical Essay on the Boehm Flute”

Today we propose a little study by British flutist and composer John Clinton. It was first published in London in 1843, as part of his A Theoretical and Practical Essay on the Boehm Flute.

Categories: Etudes Written for Flute Difficulty: intermediate
Monday 20 May 2024

Tune of the Day: Ouverture by Mattheson

 from Flute Sonata No. 7

This is the opening movement of a sonata for 3 flutes in G major by the German Baroque composer and music theorist Johann Mattheson. It was published in Amsterdam in 1708.

Categories: Baroque Sonatas Written for Flute Difficulty: intermediate