Today we present the tenth of 12 caprices included in French flutist and composer Charles de Lusse's L'art de la flûte traversière, first published in Paris in 1760.
This heavily syncopated march was kindly contributed to our collection by its composer, piper Roddy Campbell from the Outer Hebrides, Scotland. He writes:
Here I totally take leave of my senses. Meant only for groups and bands — drums advised!
Castlebay is the main village on the island of Barra in the Outer Hebrides.
This is the forty-third study from 58 Esercizi per flauto (a.k.a. First Exercises for Flute, or Die ersten Übungen für Flöte) by Italian Romantic flutist and composer Giuseppe Gariboldi.
This Allegro for two flutes is the tenth piece from Twelve Divertimentos for Two German Flutes by Matthias von Holst (1767–1854), the great-grandfather of Gustav Holst (of The Planets fame).
This is the third and final movement of Johann Joachim Quantz's Sonata in B-flat major for flute and continuo, QV 1:162. It is one of many works for flute that Quantz composed for his student and patron Frederick II, King of Prussia.
The first known appearance of this tune in print is in R.M. Levey's second collection of The Dance Music of Ireland, published in London in 1873. The earliest versions of the jig were apparently in major mode, but today the tune is most often played in A Dorian.
The Cliffs of Moher are sea cliffs on the Atlantic coast in County Clare, Ireland. They run for about 9 miles, reaching an impressive maximum height of 214 meters. They take their name from a ruined promontory fort, Mothar, which was demolished in 1808 to provide material for a lookout/telegraph tower intended to provide warning in case of a French invasion during the Napoleonic wars.
This is the forty-second study from 58 Esercizi per flauto (a.k.a. First Exercises for Flute, or Die ersten Übungen für Flöte) by Italian Romantic flutist and composer Giuseppe Gariboldi.