This study is the fifteenth piece from 20 Studi progressivi e dilettevoli per il Flauto (“20 progressive and delightful studies for the flute”) by Italian flutist Camillo Romanino.
This study for two flutes is taken from the celebrated Méthode de flûte by French flutist Jean-Louis Tulou, published in Paris in 1835.
These two minuets constitute the fourth movement of Partita No. 1 in D major for solo flute by German flutist and composer Johann Georg Tromlitz, which was first published as part of his Sechs Partiten für Querflöte solo.
“La Bastringue” (a French word for a dance hall) has its origins in an old French tune which might date as far back as the 17th century. It appears set in 6/8 time in a number of 19th-century English collections, such as Wilson's A Companion to the Ballroom (1816), under the title “Voulez-vous danser”.
In French Canada the tune became a “party song” which tells of an older man who wants to dance “La Bastringue” with a girl. He soon finds that he isn't up to the pace, and to save face he tries to beg off by feigning concern for the woman's stamina. She proves equal to the task, though, and the man finally just has to give up.
Thanks to Phil for suggesting this tune!
This is the second version of the ninth piece from the first etude book written by Danish flutist and composer Joachim Andersen, his 24 grosse Etüden für Flöte, Op. 15, first published in Hamburg in 1885. The indication at the beginning, mit doppeltem Zungenstoss, instructs the player to use double tonguing.
This romantic ballad was composed by English poet, dramatist and songwriter Thomas Haynes Bayly.
Gaily the troubadour touched his guitar,
When he was hast'ning home from the war.
Singing from Palestine hither I come;
Lady love, lady love welcome me home.
The present arrangement for two flutes appeared in Blake's Young Flutist's Magazine, published in 1833.
This is the fourth movement of Italian Baroque composer Arcangelo Corelli's Violin Sonata No. 10 in F major, which was originally published in 1700 as part of his 12 Violin Sonatas, Op. 5.