This is the opening movement of the third sonata from Sonates pour la flûte traversière avec la basse, Op. 19 by the prolific French Baroque composer Joseph Bodin de Boismortier. These sonatas were originally published in Paris in 1727.
This tune comes from the Rice-Walsh manuscript, a collection of music from the repertoire of Jeremiah Breen, a blind fiddler from North Kerry, Ireland, notated by his student.
This study is the fourth piece from 24 Technische Studien für Flöte (24 Technical Studies), Op. 11, by German flutist Emil Prill. It was first published in Leipzig in 1911.
This flute duet is taken from Blake's Young Flutist's Magazine, a collection published in Philadelphia in 1833. It is an arrangement of a dialog from the 1787 comic opera Inkle and Yarico, which was in turn based on a traditional English melody and song known as “O say, Bonny Lass”. As testified by manuscript collections of the time, this song was sung during the American Revolutionary War.
This Capriccio in D major is one of 24 pieces attributed to the famous German flutist and composer Johann Joachim Quantz to have survived in a manuscript titled Fantasier og Preludier. 8. Capricier og andre Stykker til Øvelse for Flöÿten af Quanz (“Fantasies and Preludes. 8 Caprices and other Pieces for Exercise for the Flute by Quantz”). This manuscript has been kept in the Giedde Collection (named after its founder, Danish composer W.H.R.R. Giedde) in the Royal Library of Copenhagen, which hosts a fairly comprehensive collection of flute music from the second half of the 18th century.
This tune was composed by Sir Alexander Don, 5th Baronet of Newton Don, who in 1777, along with other local gentry, formed a Society called the Caledonian Hunt, which met twice a year. The annual event of the Caledonian Hunt was the famous Caledonian Hunt Ball, an event so fashionable as to be attended by the majority of gentry of Scotland, and not a few from England.
According to tune collector Francis O'Neill, this strathspey first appeared in Robert Ross's A Choice Collection of Scots Reels or Country Dances & Strathspeys, which was published in Edinburgh in 1780.
Today we propose the fifth piece from Exercices journaliers pour la flûte (or Tägliche Studien in German, i.e. “Daily Exercises”) by Austro-Hungarian composer Adolf Terschak. It was first published in 1867.
In the original edition, the author instructs to use double tonguing any time two consecutive sixteenth notes present themselves. Once you master the technique, you will be able to play this étude Presto.