Today we propose the seventh piece from François Devienne's XXIV Duos faciles pour deux flutes à l'usage des commençans (24 Easy Duets for two flutes for use by beginners). It was first published in Leipzig around 1800.
Today we present the fourth of 12 caprices included in French flutist and composer Charles de Lusse's L'art de la flûte traversière, first published in Paris in 1760.
Today's tune was kindly contributed to our collection by its composer, piper Roddy Campbell from the Outer Hebrides, Scotland. He dedicates this march to “My sister, who helped me a great deal in my younger years.”
This is the twenty-seventh study from 58 Esercizi per flauto (a.k.a. First Exercises for Flute, or Die ersten Übungen für Flöte) by Italian Romantic flutist and composer Giuseppe Gariboldi.
This waltz for two flutes is the second piece from Twelve Divertimentos for Two German Flutes by Matthias von Holst (1767–1854), the great-grandfather of Gustav Holst (of The Planets fame).
This is the third and final movement of Johann Joachim Quantz's Sonata in B minor for flute and continuo, QV 1:169. It is one of many works for flute that Quantz composed for his student and patron Frederick II, King of Prussia.
The earliest known appearance of this catchy jig is in Francis O'Neill's Music of Ireland, published in Chicago in 1903. His source for this tune was Chicago Police Sergeant and fiddler James O'Neill, originally from County Down.