Beauties: 38 Airs, Variations, and Dances for Solo Flute
Charles Nicholson was born in Liverpool in 1795 and died in London in 1837. He was the most esteemed, yet controversial flutist of his time. Many of these solos are delightful as encores. All of the pieces provide technical challenges, but, more importantly, they reveal insight into Nicholson's exploration of the expressive potential of the flute.
Volume 1: Pray Goody, Coolun, Pollaca, Gramachree, Air with Variations, My Lodging is on the cold Gronnd, Air; God save the King with Variations, Air with Variations and Aileen Arron.
Volume 2: Savourneen Deelish (an Irish Air), Sprig of Shillelagh, Welch Air, Italian Air, Within a Mile of Edinboro' Town, Air, Donald, Air Varies, Sweet Robin, Irish Air, Lord Wellington, Yellow Hair'd Laddie, Rondo, and Irish Melody.
Volume 3: Irish Air, Shepherds I Have Lost my Love, Lass of Patties Mill, Cease Your Funning, Air, Roslin Castle, Rondo, Air, Irish Air, Waltz, Air, O Martha my Dear, Maid of Lodi, Dance (a Favorite Arranged as a) Rondo.