Sheet Music: Ouverture

from Suite in A minor for Recorder and Strings
Opus numberTWV 55:a2, Mvmt. 1
ComposerGeorg Philipp Telemann (1681–1767)
InstrumentationFlute and Strings
KeyA minor
Time signature4/4
Tempo120 BPM
Performance time11:30
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2012-02-07
Last updated2012-02-07
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Tuesday 7 February 2012

Tune of the Day: Ouverture in A minor by Telemann

from the Suite in A minor for recorder and strings

This overture in the French style begins and closes Georg Philipp Telemann's Suite in A minor for Recorder and Strings. Its opening slow section features the long-short snap rhythm prominently, and has a processional feel about it. The tempo soon rushes forward with a new theme, introduced in the strings; the flute then elaborates upon this theme, supported by a bare violin line or by the bass.

Thanks to Tim for suggesting this piece!

Other Movements from the same Work

1.Ouverture Flute & Strings
2.Les Plaisirs II Flute & bass
3.Air à l'Italien Flute & Strings
4.Menuet II Flute & Piano
5.Réjouissance Flute & Strings
6.Passepied II Flute & bass