Monday 1 August 2022

Tune of the Day: Presto by Quantz

 from Flute Sonata in C minor

This is the third and final movement of Johann Joachim Quantz's Sonata in C minor for flute and continuo, QV 1:18. It is one of many works for flute that Quantz composed for his student and patron Frederick II, King of Prussia.

Categories: Baroque Sonatas Written for Flute Difficulty: intermediate
Tuesday 2 August 2022

Tune of the Day: Duet in D major by Granom

 from “24 Duets”

This is the twentieth piece from XXIV Duets for two German Flutes, Adapted to the Capacity of all Degrees of Performers, composed by English flutist Lewis Granom and first published in London in 1747.

Categories: Baroque Written for Flute Difficulty: intermediate
Wednesday 3 August 2022

Tune of the Day: Study in C major by Gariboldi

 from “58 First Exercises”

This is the fourteenth 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.

Categories: Etudes Written for Flute Difficulty: easy
Thursday 4 August 2022

Tune of the Day: Will You Come Home With Me?

 Traditional Irish jig

This tune appears to be unique to Francis O'Neill's collection The Dance Music Of Ireland, published in Chicago in 1907. It is probably related to an older Irish tune known as “O Hag, You Have Killed Me”. O'Neill had previously published a different jig under the same title in his 1903 collection, which seems however entirely unrelated.

Categories: Jigs Traditional/Folk Difficulty: intermediate
Friday 5 August 2022

Tune of the Day: Caprice No. 18 in B-flat major

 from “20 Caprices”

This is the eighteenth piece from a collection of 20 Capricci by Italian composer Saverio Mercadante. It is not certain when these caprices were composed, but scholars tend to associate them with Mercadante's early years in Naples, between 1811 and 1814.

Categories: Classical Written for Flute Difficulty: intermediate
Saturday 6 August 2022

Tune of the Day: Duet in D major by Devienne

 from “24 Easy Duets”

Today we propose the first 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.

Categories: Classical Written for Flute Difficulty: easy
Sunday 7 August 2022

Tune of the Day: Study in C major by Gariboldi

 from “58 First Exercises”

This is the fifteenth 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.

Categories: Etudes Written for Flute Difficulty: easy
Monday 8 August 2022

Tune of the Day: Ben Heaval

 Pipe march by Roddy Campbell

Today's tune was kindly contributed to our collection by its composer, piper Roddy Campbell from the Outer Hebrides, Scotland.

The title refers to the highest hill on the island of Barra, standing at a height of 383 meters.

Categories: Celtic Music Contemporary Marches Difficulty: easy
Tuesday 9 August 2022

Tune of the Day: Larghetto by Quantz

 from Flute Sonata in B minor

This is the opening movement of Johann Joachim Quantz's Sonata in B minor for flute and continuo, QV 1:168. It is one of many works for flute that Quantz composed for his student and patron Frederick II, King of Prussia.

Categories: Baroque Sonatas Written for Flute Difficulty: intermediate