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Sheet Music: March in D major

TitleMarch in D major
from Notebook for Anna Magdalena Bach
Opus numberBWV Anh. 122
ComposerCarl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714–1788)
Also attributed toJohann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyD major
RangeE4–D6
Time signature2/2
Tempo90 BPM
Performance time1:00
Difficulty leveleasy
Download printable scorePDF Sheet Music (48 kB) (preview)
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Date added2010-09-06
Last updated2010-09-06
CategoriesBaroque, Marches

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Monday 6 September 2010

Tune of the Day: March in D major

Attributed to C.P.E. Bach

This piece appeared in the second of two volumes of works that Johann Sebastian Bach presented to his wife Anna Magdalena. A number of the compositions in this second volume are of questionable authorship, though they are often listed on J.S. Bach's works list. Other family members, including Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, are known to have written some of the pieces, one of which might have been this charming March in D major. The piece has a playful melody, and shows that kind of irresistible charm and bouncy exuberance that has typified so much of Mozart's early keyboard works.