The earliest known appearance of this tune in print is in Francis O'Neill's collection Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies, published in Chicago in 1903. O'Neill says this jig was unpublished and “new to us”, at least in the “Hartigan” form, prior to obtaining it from his source John Carey, a native of Limerick.
Today's piece is the thirty-first study from 40 Nuovi Studi, Op. 75, by Italian flutist, composer and arranger Luigi Hugues.
This “Andantino grazioso” for two flutes is taken from the celebrated Méthode de flûte by French flutist Jean-Louis Tulou, published in Paris in 1835.
This tune was composed by British writer and musician Ignatius Sancho (1729–1780), and was first printed in his Twelve Country Dances for the Year 1779. The title probably refers to Dillington House, a 16th-century college near Ilminster in the parish of Whitelackington, Somerset.
The earliest known appearance of this tune in print is in Francis O'Neill's collection Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies, published in Chicago in 1903.
Since 1965, there has actually been an event called the “Pipers Picnic” held every year in Earltown, Nova Scotia on the first Saturday in August.
This étude is the fourth piece of a collection of Twelve Grand Studies for the flute by Theobald Boehm, the German inventor who perfected the modern Western concert flute and its improved fingering system.
This popular ballad was likely composed around 1830 by Virtue Millard, about whom very little is known aside from the fact that she was the wife of a Mr. Philip Millard.
She's all my fancy painted her,
She's lovely, she's divine,
But her heart it is another's,
She never can be mine;
Yet lov'd I as man never lov'd,
A love without decay,
Oh! my heart, my heart is breaking
For the love of Alice Gray!
The present arrangement for two flutes appeared in Blake's Young Flutist's Magazine, published in 1833.