Sunday 28 November 2021
Tune of the Day: The Swiss Boy
arranged for three flutes
It is believed that this tune was originally the melody to a traditional song from Tyrol (a region in modern-day western Austria and northern Italy). A group of singers from Zillertal, known as the Rainer Family, brought the song to England in 1827, where it was arranged and brought to popularity by Bohemian piano virtuoso and composer Ignaz Moscheles.
The present arrangement for three flutes appeared in Blake's Young Flutist's Magazine, published in Philadelphia in 1833.