Today we propose the second movement from a sonata for violin and basso continuo in D major, HWV 371, composed by George Frideric Handel around 1750.
This jig first appears as “The End of the Day” in Francis O'Neill's celebrated collection Music of Ireland, published in Chicago in 1903. However, the tune closely resembles another one, known as “Barley Grain”, which can be traced back to the 1850s.
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.
This is the second movement of a sonata for 3 flutes in A major by the prolific French Baroque composer Joseph Bodin de Boismortier. It was first published in Paris in 1725.
This is the opening movement of Jean-Daniel Braun's Flute Sonata in E minor, which was published in Paris in 1740, two years after the death of the composer, together with his Pièces sans basse.
Today's tune is taken from a collection kindly donated to us by piper Roddy Campbell from the Outer Hebrides, Scotland. This fast jig was composed by his son, Rory. You can listen to the author playing it on the pipes here.
Today's piece is the tenth study from 48 Études pour hautbois ou saxophone, composed around 1835 by German oboist and clarinetist Franz Wilhelm Ferling.