Sunday 14 October 2018
Tune of the Day: My Sister Dear from Masaniello
by Daniel Auber, arranged for two flutes
This melody is taken from an English-language adaptation of French composer Daniel Auber's 1828 opera La muette de Portici, also known as Masaniello. The air was originally part of Le concert à la cour, a different 1824 opera also composed by Auber.
The present arrangement for two flutes appeared in Blake's Young Flutist's Magazine, published in 1833.