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Sheet Music: Allegro

TitleAllegro
from Sonata No. 2 in E-flat major for flute and harpsichord
Opus numberBWV 1031
ComposerJohann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)
InstrumentationFlute and Harpsichord/Piano
KeyE-flat major
RangeEb4–C6
Time signature3/8
Tempo180 BPM
Performance time4:45
Difficulty levelintermediate
Download printable scorePDF Sheet Music (167 kB) (preview)
Download audio tracksMIDI (26 kB) MP3 (4 MB)
Play-along accompanimentMIDI (17 kB) MP3 (4 MB)
Date added2010-12-21
Last updated2013-02-16
CategoriesBaroque, Sonatas, Written for Flute

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Tuesday 21 December 2010

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

From Flute Sonata No.2 in E-flat major

The third and last movement of Johann Sebastian Bach's second Sonata for Flute and Harpsichord is a fast Allegro in 3/8 time. In this final movement, which is in AABB form, the harpsichord becomes a far more equal partner of the flute, even if the keyboard writing always remains fairly complementary to the flute part.

Even if no copy of Sonata No. 2 has survived in Bach's hand, the touches of counterpoint present in this movement have moved even the most doubtful musicologists to concede that this may, after all, be the work of J.S. Bach.

Other Movements from the same Work

1.Allegro moderato Flute & Piano
2.Siciliano Flute & Piano