Nothing is known about the life of the composer Antoine (Anton) Bayer, except for the dates of his life (1785-1824). According to the Universal Handbook of Music Literature by Franz Pazdirek, Bayer wrote other, probably rather smaller works for flute, but nothing is known about their whereabouts. This Serenade op. 6 for 2 flutes, which belongs to the Classical-Romantic period, is the only work by the composer mentioned in the Pierreuse flute manual.
This makes the discovery of this exceedingly cheerful and good-humoured music all the more worthwhile. Although the Serenade is dominated by the 1st voice, the 2nd voice nevertheless also gets its money's worth and is excellently suited for music schools and amateur flutists. In my estimation, the piece should quickly enjoy great popularity.
This new edition is based on the first edition published in Prague, the articulation has been adapted and should be understood as a suggestion.