This tune is popular in Irish tradition under the names “The Trip to Sligo” and, sometimes, “Lark in the Morning” (but it shall not be confused with another popular jig also called “Lark in the Morning”). However, it is believed to be a composition of Scottish fiddler John Anderson (1737–1808) who published it, as “When I Parted”, in his circa-1790 A Collection of New Highland Strathspey Reels For the Violin or German Flute.
This is the nineteenth piece from 24 Tägliche Studien (24 Daily Studies) by German flutist and composer Anton Bernhard Fürstenau, first published in Berlin in 1839.
This circular canon for two flutes is the final movement of a Flute Duet in E minor by famous German flutist and composer Johann Joachim Quantz, first published in 1759. In the past, this particular movement has sometimes been misattributed to Telemann.
This Vivace is the third movement of Italian Baroque composer Arcangelo Corelli's Violin Sonata No. 2 in B-flat major, which was originally published in 1700 as part of his 12 Violin Sonatas, Op. 5.
Popular both in Scotland and in Ireland, this strathspey started appearing in music collections in the early 19th century. One of its earliest appearances is in John Hall's A Selection of Strathspeys Reels, Waltzes & Irish Jigs, dated circa 1818.
In County Donegal, Ireland, the tune is set as a highland and known as “The Cat that Kittled in Jamie's Wig”. This title, referring to a cat that had a litter of kittens in someone's wig, appears to have been an anti-Jacobite reference.
Today's piece is the thirteenth study from 40 Nuovi Studi, Op. 75, by Italian flutist, composer and arranger Luigi Hugues.
This flute trio is taken from James Bond's National Melodies, published in London in 1815. It is a combination of three waltzes, called “Lieber Augustine”, “Hungarian Waltz”, and “Tyrolese Waltz”.
The most prominent of the three melodies, better known as “O du lieber Augustin” (“O dear Augustin”), is a popular Viennese song, supposedly composed by balladeer Marx Augustin in 1679.