This tune is taken from Volume 5 of James Aird's A Selection of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs (1797). Tune collector Francis O'Neill noted that the tune is almost identical to “Captain Hillman's March”, which was also published in Aird's Selection.
Today's piece is the second study from 30 Studi, Op. 32, by Italian flutist, composer and arranger Luigi Hugues.
This piece is the twenty-fifth duet from Trente-six Petits Duos Mélodiques Faciles et Chantants pour deux Flûtes (36 Easy Flute Duets) by French Romantic composer Benoit Tranquille Berbiguier.
This rhythmically elaborate Andante is the opening movement of the third of 12 sonatas for flute and continuo by Italian composer Pietro Antonio Locatelli, originally published in Amsterdam in 1732.
Watch out for the massive syncopation in measures 32 to 36!
This march is taken from Francis O'Neill's collection Waifs and Strays of Gaelic Melody, published in Chicago in 1922. O'Neill writes:
This spirited march was memorized by the writer in early life; all circumstances relating to its acquirement being now forgotten. We have no assurance of its Gaelic origin, yet few would deny that it was worth preserving at least. For obvious reasons, a name has been supplied for its identification.
This étude in F major is the seventeenth piece from 24 Etüden zur Förderung der Technik (24 Studies for the Development of Technique), Op. 12, by German flutist Emil Prill. It was first published in Bremen in 1913.
This flute duet appears in Blake's Young Flutist's Magazine, published in Philadelphia in 1833. The arrangement is, according to sheet music of the time, based on “a much admired Spanish seguidilla”, to which Irish poet Thomas Moore wrote the following lyrics:
Remember the time, in La Mancha's shades,
When our moments so blissfully flew;
When you called me the flower of Castilian maids,
And I blushed to be called so by you;
When I taught you to warble the gay seguadille.
And to dance to the light castanet;
Oh, never, dear youth, let you roam where you will,
The delight of those moments forget.