Tune of the Day: The Woodpecker
This flute duet appears in Blake's Young Flutist's Magazine, published in Philadelphia in 1833. It is an arrangement of one of the best known songs by Irish tenor and composer Michael Kelly, which he wrote to words by Thomas Moore.
I knew by the smoke that so gracefully curl'd
Above the green elms, that a cottage was near,
And I said, “If there's peace to be found in the world,
A heart that is humble might hope for it here!”