Sheet Music: Prelude

from Il pastor fido, Sonata No. 2
Opus numberOp. 13, No. 2, RV 56
ComposerNicolas Chédeville (1705–1782)
Also attributed toAntonio Vivaldi (1678–1741)
InstrumentationFlute and Harpsichord/Piano
KeyC major
Time signature4/4
Tempo42 BPM
Performance time3:40
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2011-12-21
Last updated2011-12-21
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Wednesday 21 December 2011

Tune of the Day: Adagio by Chédeville

from “Il pastor fido” Sonata No. 2

This is the prelude to the second of the Il pastor fido sonatas, first published in 1737. The composer, Nicolas Chédeville, made a secret agreement with Jean-Noël Marchand to publish a collection of his own compositions as Antonio Vivaldi's Op. 13. Chédeville supplied the money and received the profits, all of which was recorded in a notarial act. This may have been an attempt to give his instrument, the musette, the endorsement of a great composer which it lacked.

Other Movements from the same Work

1.Prelude Flute & Piano
2.Allegro assai Flute & Piano
3.Sarabanda Flute & Piano
4.Allegro Flute & Piano