Tune of the Day: Non più mesta
This famous aria is sung by Angelina at the end of Gioachino Rossini's 1817 opera La Cenerentola (Cinderella). Rossini had composed the tune a year earlier for Count Almaviva's final aria, “Ah! il più lieto, il più felice”, in The Barber of Seville, a number that is generally omitted from productions nowadays.
The present arrangement for two flutes appeared in Blake's Young Flutist's Magazine, published in 1833.