Sheet Music: Minuet

TitleMinuet
from Flute Sonata in E minor (Halle Sonata No. 2)
Opus numberHWV 375
ComposerGeorge Frideric Handel (1685–1759)
InstrumentationFlute and Harpsichord/Piano
KeyE minor
RangeE4–G5
Time signature3/4
Tempo108 BPM
Performance time2:00
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2012-09-06
Last updated2012-09-06
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Baroque, Minuets, Sonatas

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Thursday 6 September 2012

Tune of the Day: Minuet by Handel

from Flute Sonata in E minor

Halle Sonata No. 2 breaks from Handel's usual sonata da chiesa pattern, but with only a minor departure. There is still the slow-fast-slow-fast sequence of movements, but instead of ending with the usual abstract piece, Handel writes a minuet, the sort of dance movement found in a sonata da camera. Unlike the preceding Grave, whose attribution is doubtful, this Minuet is clearly Handelian, a transcription of an early G minor harpsichord piece.

Other Movements from the same Work

1.Adagio Flute & Piano
2.Allegro Flute & Piano
3.Grave Flute & Piano