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Sheet Music: A tempo di Gavotta

TitleA tempo di Gavotta
from Recorder Sonata in C major
Opus numberOp. 1, No. 7, HWV 365, Mvmt. 4
ComposerGeorge Frideric Handel (1685–1759)
InstrumentationFlute and Harpsichord/Piano
KeyC major
RangeG4–D6
Time signature2/2
Tempo69 BPM
Performance time2:35
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2010-08-21
Last updated2010-08-21
CategoriesBaroque, Gavottes, Sonatas

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Saturday 21 August 2010

Tune of the Day: A tempo di Gavotta

from Sonata in C major by George Frideric Handel

The fourth of five movements in Handel's Recorder Sonata in C major, this is the only movement in the sonata which is explicitly dance-related. In fact, its title means “in the time of a gavotte”, with reference to a French folk dance of moderate tempo that was very popular during the Baroque era.

This movement has a quite unusual structure: it's made up of three sections of increasing length (4, 8 and 34 bars), each with repeat markings.

Other Movements from the same Work

1.Larghetto Flute & Piano
2.Allegro Flute & Piano
3.Larghetto Flute & Piano
5.Allegro Flute & Piano