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Sheet Music: Allegro

TitleAllegro
from Concerto No. 3 “Il Gardellino”
Opus numberOp. 10, No. 3, RV 428, Mvmt. 1
ComposerAntonio Vivaldi (1678–1741)
InstrumentationFlute and Harpsichord/Piano
KeyD major
RangeF#4–F#6
Time signature4/4
Tempo112 BPM
Performance time3:35
Difficulty levelintermediate
Download printable scorePDF Sheet Music (203 kB) (preview)
Download audio tracksMIDI (21 kB) (change tempo) MP3 (2.6 MB)
Play-along accompanimentMIDI (12 kB) (change tempo) MP3 (2.6 MB)
Date added2010-09-10
Last updated2010-09-10
CategoriesBaroque, Concertos, Written for Flute

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Friday 10 September 2010

Tune of the Day: Allegro

from Concerto No. 3 “Il Gardellino” by Antonio Vivaldi

Published in 1728, Antonio Vivaldi's set of six Concertos for flute was not only the first collection of flute concertos published in Italy, it was nearly the first set of flute concertos ever published. Among these concertos, the most famous is arguably the one nicknamed “Il Gardellino” (or “Il Cardellino”), Op. 10 No. 3, a piece of program music that describes the singing of the goldfinch. The flute imitates the bird's singing, competing with the accompaniment in a series of rapid figurations. The opening Allegro, in particular, is as light and evanescent as the opening of “Spring” from The Four Seasons.

Other Movements from the same Work

2.Cantabile Flute & Piano
3.Allegro Flute & Piano