Sheet Music: Adagio

from Violin Sonata No. 1
Opus numberBWV 1001, Mvmt. 1
ComposerJohann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyG minor
Time signature4/4
Tempo40 BPM
Performance time4:10
Difficulty leveladvanced
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Date added2011-09-26
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Monday 26 September 2011

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

from Sonata in G minor for solo violin, transcribed for solo flute

The Sonata No. 1 in G minor, BWV 1001, is probably the most frequently played of Johann Sebastian Bach's Six Solos for violin without accompaniment, all composed in 1720. The Adagio that opens this sonata is a wildly embellished progression of harmonies. All the embellishments were written out quite carefully by the composer, resulting in a work that might sound improvised but is most definitely not.

Thanks to Gabriel for suggesting this piece!

Other Movements from the same Work

1.Adagio Flute solo
3.Siciliano Flute solo
4.Presto Flute solo