This is the opening movement of a flute trio in D major, QV 3:3.3, by Baroque flutist and composer Johann Joachim Quantz. This trio was probably written between 1726 and 1727, while Quantz was staying in Paris as part of his extended educational journey.
This is the opening movement of Johann Joachim Quantz's Sonata in D major for flute and continuo, QV 1: Anh. 10a. As the “Anh.” (“Anhang”, German for annex) in the opus number suggests, the attribution of this sonata to Quantz is questioned by scholars.
“The Muffin Man” is a popular traditional nursery rhyme and children's song. It was first recorded in a British manuscript circa 1820.
Do you know the muffin man,
The muffin man, the muffin man.
Do you know the muffin man
Who lives on Drury Lane?
The man in question, who lived on Drury Lane in London, may have been a man whose profession was delivering baked goods to Victorian households, or possibly an impoverished beggar man.
“The Muffin Man” has been referenced several times in the Shrek series. First mentioned in Shrek (2001), a variant of the lyrics is used in a scene where the villain Lord Farquaad tortures and interrogates Gingy the Gingerbread Man.
Today's piece is the forty-second study from 48 Études pour hautbois ou saxophone, composed around 1835 by German oboist and clarinetist Franz Wilhelm Ferling.
This is the last movement of a flute trio in D major, QV 3:3.2, by Baroque flutist and composer Johann Joachim Quantz. This trio was probably written between 1726 and 1727, while Quantz was staying in Paris as part of his extended educational journey.
Today we propose the second movement from a sonata for violin and basso continuo in F major, HWV 370, first published in 1732. It was originally thought to have been composed by George Frideric Handel, but modern scholars consider this doubtful, and have labelled it as “spurious”.
Today's tune is taken from a collection kindly donated to us by piper Roddy Campbell from the Outer Hebrides, Scotland. This fast reel was composed by his son, Rory, who recorded it in his 2001 album Nusa.