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Tuesday 25 June 2024

Tune of the Day: Songerie by Paul Merkus

 for two flutes and harp

Today's piece is a dreamy reverie, kindly contributed to our collection by its composer, Paul Merkus from the Netherlands.

This is a short but gentle duet for two flutes, accompanied by harp. Alternatively, it can also be played as an unaccompanied duet or with guitar or piano accompaniment. It was originally written as a piano piece back in the year 2000, but has recently been arranged for this line-up.

Categories: Contemporary Difficulty: easy
Monday 24 June 2024

Tune of the Day: Boccherini's Minuet

 from String Quintet in E major, G.275

The greatest hit of Luigi Boccherini, this Minuet in A major is taken from his Quintet in E major for two violins, viola, and two cellos. It is quintessential Rococo, a delightful confection that has become known to an enormous audience in its various arrangements as the embodiment of the final years of the Ancien Régime in Europe.

Boccherini was primarily a composer of chamber music, although his symphonies and concerti have considerable merit. He produced more than 100 quintets, more than 100 quartets, more than 50 trios, and more than 50 chamber works in other forms.

Perhaps because his most significant work consists of chamber music and symphonies, Boccherini has often been compared to Joseph Haydn, usually to his disadvantage, like Vivaldi in relation to Johann Sebastian Bach.

Categories: Classical Minuets Rococo Show-off pieces Difficulty: intermediate
Sunday 23 June 2024

Tune of the Day: Come Now or Stay

 Traditional Irish jig

This jig appears to be unique to Francis O'Neill's collections Music of Ireland and The Dance Music of Ireland, published in Chicago in 1903 and 1907 respectively.

Categories: Jigs Traditional/Folk Difficulty: easy
Saturday 22 June 2024

Tune of the Day: Study in G major by Clinton

 from “A Theoretical and Practical Essay on the Boehm Flute”

Today we propose a little study by British flutist and composer John Clinton. It was first published in London in 1843, as part of his A Theoretical and Practical Essay on the Boehm Flute.

Categories: Etudes Written for Flute Difficulty: easy
Friday 21 June 2024

Tune of the Day: Loure Gigue by Mattheson

 from Flute Sonata No. 8

This loure (a French Baroque dance) is the third movement of a sonata for 3 flutes in F major by the German Baroque composer and music theorist Johann Mattheson. It was published in Amsterdam in 1708.

Categories: Baroque Loures Sonatas Written for Flute Difficulty: intermediate
Thursday 20 June 2024

Tune of the Day: Aria by Braun

 from Flute Sonata in E minor

This Aria is the third movement of the second of the six Op. 7 flute sonatas with bass accompaniment by French flutist and composer Jean-Daniel Braun, published in Paris in 1736.

Categories: Baroque Sonatas Written for Flute Difficulty: easy
Wednesday 19 June 2024

Tune of the Day: The Old Grey Goose

 Traditional Irish jig

The jig, taken from Chicago Police Captain Francis O'Neill's Music of Ireland (1903), is a composite melody, made up of two separate tunes grafted together. O'Neill himself identified an old time jig named “We'll all take a Coach and Trip it Away”, a five-part tune printed in O'Farrell's National Irish Music (1797–1800), as the precursor to his “The Old Grey Goose”.

O'Neill's story is that the version he printed came about in a rather circuitous fashion, beginning in the 1880s when a renowned Irish piper by the name of John Hicks played a venue in Chicago. On that occasion several of his tunes were memorized by local musicians and subsequently entered Irish-American tradition in that city. Hicks's tune is the 1st and 3rd parts of “Old Grey Goose”. O'Neill himself heard the 1st and 2nd parts as a jig played by County Leitrim fiddler James Kennedy, who called it “The Geese in the Bogs”, and when he dictated the melody to his collaborator, fiddler James O'Neill, he discovered James had a manuscript version with six parts. Somewhat arbitrarily, they decided to use the last three parts of James O'Neill's manuscript version, together with the three obtained from Hicks and Kennedy, and, since they already had a tune by the name of “Geese in the Bogs” they decided to call the piece “Old Grey Goose”.

Categories: Jigs Traditional/Folk Difficulty: intermediate