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Sheet Music: Allegro moderato

TitleAllegro moderato
from Sonata No. 2 in E-flat major for flute and harpsichord
Opus numberBWV 1031, Mvmt. 1
ComposerJohann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)
InstrumentationFlute and Harpsichord/Piano
KeyE-flat major
RangeD4–Db6
Time signature4/4
Tempo72 BPM
Performance time3:55
Difficulty levelintermediate
Download printable scorePDF Sheet Music (172 kB) (preview)
Download audio tracksMIDI (16 kB) (change tempo) MP3 (3.3 MB)
Play-along accompanimentMIDI (11 kB) (change tempo) MP3 (3.3 MB)
Date added2010-12-09
Last updated2010-12-09
CategoriesBaroque, Sonatas, Written for Flute

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Thursday 9 December 2010

Tune of the Day: Allegro moderato by J.S. Bach

From Flute Sonata No.2 in E-flat major

No copy of Flute Sonata No. 2 has survived in Bach's hand, yet that's true of all but one of Bach's flute sonatas. Some musicologists even suggest that this is the work, at least in part, of C.P.E. Bach or some other composer.

The first movement of the sonata, marked “Allegro moderato”, opens with a keyboard introduction obsessed with a little rolling, melodic figure. The keyboard maintains the basic rhythm of this material throughout the movement, enjoying further short, solo passages, while the flute offers more sustained, lyrical material.

Other Movements from the same Work

2.Siciliano Flute & Piano
3.Allegro Flute & Piano