This étude is the seventh 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.
Today's piece is taken from Blake's Young Flutist's Magazine, published in Philadelphia in 1833. Blake labeled it as “French”, but sadly we were unable to find any other information about this melody. If you recognize the tune, please let us know!
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 earliest appearance of this tune is in O'Farrell's Pocket Companion for the Irish or Union Pipes, published around 1805. This early version was set in D minor, but pretty much all later occurrences of the jig have been in either Mixolydian or major mode.
Today's piece is the thirty-third study from 40 Nuovi Studi, Op. 75, by Italian flutist, composer and arranger Luigi Hugues.
This Allegretto for two flutes is taken from the celebrated Méthode de flûte by French flutist Jean-Louis Tulou, published in Paris in 1835.
One of twelve marches Sousa composed for various expositions or fairs, “The Pathfinder of Panama” was dedicated to the Panama Canal and the Panama-Pacific Exposition held in San Francisco in 1915. The march was composed at the request of Walter Anthony, a reporter for the San Francisco Call. The newly-constructed Panama Canal was the pathfinder of the title; it shortened the ocean voyage between San Francisco and New York by 8,000 miles.
Thanks to Elan for suggesting this piece!