This reel is taken from Harding's All Round Collection, published in 1905. The second part is oddly composed of just six measures, and was probably based on the chorus of the famous song strain “Whiskey in the Jar”.
This Allegro is taken from the fourth part of the Méthode pour la flûte by French Romantic flutist and composer Louis Drouet, published in Paris in 1828.
This flute duet is taken from Blake's Young Flutist's Magazine, published in 1833. The tune is that of Zerline's celebrated aria from Act I of Daniel Auber's 1830 opera Fra Diavolo, ou L'hôtellerie de Terracine. The original French lyrics start with “Voyez sur cette roche”, but the Italian (“Quell'uom dal fiero aspetto”) and English (“On yonder rock reclining”) translations are also well known.
The aria makes a notable appearance in the 1933 Laurel and Hardy film The Devil's Brothers (a.k.a. Bogus Bandits), based on Auber's opera.
This Vivace is the sixth movement, and fifth “aria”, 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 jig appears in Harding's All-Round Collection of Jigs, Reels and Country Dances, published in New York in 1905. It was originally an air composed by Dublin-born tenor Michael Kelly for Henry Siddons's 1807 comedy Time's a Tell-tale. The song was popular and appears in collections and song-sheets on both sides of the Atlantic through the mid-19th century.
The 9/8-time Andantino in F-sharp major we present today is the thirteenth piece from Danish flutist and composer Joachim Andersen's Twenty-Four Etudes for Flute, Op. 30.
This pair of minuets constitutes the closing movement of the third 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.