This Largo is the second movement of the third of 12 sonatas for flute and continuo by Italian composer Pietro Antonio Locatelli, originally published in Amsterdam in 1732.
This march is taken from the Rice-Walsh manuscript, a collection of music from the repertoire of Jeremiah Breen, a blind fiddler from North Kerry, Ireland, notated by his student.
This étude in D minor is the eighteenth 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 probably based on an 18th-century waltz from central Europe, but unfortunately we were unable to trace its exact origins.
This is the third movement of the fourth sonata from Sonate a flauto solo con cembalo, o violoncello (“Sonatas for solo flute with harpsichord or cello”) by Italian Baroque composer Paolo Benedetto Bellinzani, originally published in Venice in 1720.
The movement starts off and spends most of its time in E-flat major, but in the last three measures it modulates back to the main key of the sonata, G minor, and finally ends on a half cadence which prepares the ground for the final movement.
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.