This Allegro is the second movement of the sixth of 12 sonatas for flute and continuo by Italian composer Pietro Antonio Locatelli, published in Amsterdam in 1732.
This tune is taken 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.
Today we propose the fourteenth study from Twenty-Four Etudes for Flute, Op. 21, by Danish flutist Joachim Andersen. It was first published in 1886.
This is the tenth movement of the fifth of six Concerts à deux Flutes Traversières sans Basse by the French Baroque composer Michel Pignolet de Montéclair. The French title of the piece, les Ramages, could be translated as “Birdsongs”. In fact, the composer explicitly tried to emulate the singing of different species of birds: le rossignol (the nightingale), le serain de Canarie (the canary), les poules (the hens), le perroquet (the parrot), le merle (the blackbird), le coucou (the cuckoo), and le coq d'Inde (the turkey).
This Allegro is the fourth and final movement of the third sonata from Six Sonates pour la Flûte traversière avec la Basse, Op. 44 by the prolific French Baroque composer Joseph Bodin de Boismortier. These sonatas were originally published in Paris in 1733.
This hornpipe is taken from Francis O'Neill's Waifs and Strays of Gaelic Melody, published in Chicago in 1922. In the collection, O'Neill cites himself as the source for this melody.
This is the tenth piece from 30 Etüden in allen Tonarten für Flöte (“30 Studies in All Keys for Flute”), Op. 6, by German flutist Emil Prill. It was first published in Leipzig in 1894.