Sheet Music: Cantabile

from Concerto No. 3 “Il Gardellino”
Alternate titlesCantabile from Il Cardellino
Opus numberOp. 10, No. 3, RV 428, Mvmt. 2
ComposerAntonio Vivaldi (1678–1741)
InstrumentationFlute and Harpsichord/Piano
KeyD major
Time signature12/8
Tempo40 BPM
Performance time2:40
Difficulty leveleasy
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Date added2009-07-24
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Friday 24 July 2009

Tune of the Day: Cantabile

from Concerto No. 3 “Il Gardellino” by Antonio Vivaldi

The Opus 10 concertos constitute the most significant repertoire that Vivaldi composed for flute. In Concerto No. 3 in D major, RV 428, the Italian composer demonstrates his perfect understanding of the instrument, writing trills, leaps, rapid florid passages, repeated notes, dotted rhythms, all of which evoke the warblings of a real goldfinch (a “gardellino” in Italian).

Today we present the second movement from this concerto, marked Cantabile (‛singable’). It features the flute in a beautiful cantilena in siciliano rhythm over a rocking accompaniment.

Other Movements from the same Work

1.Allegro Flute & Piano
2.Cantabile Flute & Piano
3.Allegro Flute & Piano