The solos in this book are all based on melodies composed by women. They are especially well suited to performance on the flute, and they provide excellent material for developing skills in rapid tonguing, extended breath-control, and phrasing. Three of the world’s most famous melodies are here: Mildred Hill’s "Happy Birthday" (originally "Good Morning to You"), Euphemia Allens’ "Chopsticks" (originally "The Celebrated Chop Waltz"), and Effie Corckett’s "Rock-a-Bye, Baby." Less well known delights include Faustina Hodges’ "Because I’m Twenty-Five" and Florence Percy’s "Fly Away," as well as Amanda Aldridge’s "Dance of the Warriors" and the list goes on and on. A separate recorder edition is available.