Sheet Music: Sarabande

from Water Music
Alternate titlesLento
Opus numberHWV 350
ComposerGeorge Frideric Handel (1685–1759)
InstrumentationFlute and Strings
KeyG major
Time signature3/4
Tempo100 BPM
Performance time2:40
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2012-03-14
Last updated2012-03-14
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Baroque, Sarabandes, Written for Flute


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Wednesday 14 March 2012

Tune of the Day: Sarabande by Handel

from “Water Music”, in its original setting for flute and strings

This untitled piece in the form of a sarabande opens the third suite of Handel's Water Music. The solo flute, supported by the first violins, sings a flexible melody atop a transparent background that, even at its most active, moves no faster than in quarter notes.

Thanks to Doug for suggesting this piece!

Other Movements from the same Work

12.Alla Hornpipe Flute solo
16.Sarabande Flute & Strings
19.Menuets Flute & Piano