This jig is taken from Francis O'Neill's celebrated collection Music of Ireland, published in Chicago in 1903. A similar jig had previously appeared, under the same name, in the 1890 edition of P.W. Joyce's Ancient Irish Music.
Today we propose the nineteenth study from 26 Übungen (26 Exercises) by German flutist and composer Anton Bernhard Fürstenau, first published in 1835.
This is the eleventh piece from XXIV Duets for two German Flutes, Adapted to the Capacity of all Degrees of Performers, composed by English flutist Lewis Granom and first published in London in 1747.
In a performance setting, this piece is intended to be played sandwiched between two instances of the preceding Duet No. 10.
This is the ninth piece from a collection of 20 Capricci by Italian composer Saverio Mercadante. It is not certain when these caprices were composed, but scholars tend to associate them with Mercadante's early years in Naples, between 1811 and 1814.
This jig appears to be unique to Francis O'Neill's 1903 and 1907 collections Music of Ireland and The Dance Music of Ireland. Other tunes exist, however, which share the first half of “Willy Walsh's Jig”, such as “The Dandy Scholar”, “The Merry Maiden”, and “The Wandering Minstrel”.
Today we propose the eighth piece from 15 Etudes modernes, élégantes et progressives by Italian Romantic flutist Giuseppe Gariboldi.
This duet is the opening movement of the fourth Sonata for two flutes included in the Nouvelle Méthode théorique et pratique pour la flûte by French flutist and composer François Devienne.