Sheet Music: Toccata

TitleToccata
from Sonata No. 6 in A major
ComposerPietro Domenico Paradisi (1707–1791)
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyA major
RangeC#4–A6
Time signature2/4
Tempo108 BPM
Performance time1:30
Difficulty leveladvanced
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Date added2009-08-28
Last updated2009-08-28
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Friday 28 August 2009

Tune of the Day: Toccata in A

from Sonata VI in A major, transcribed for flute solo

Pietro Domenico Paradisi (also known as Pierre-Dominique Paradies) was one of the most successful harpsichord teachers of the mid-1700s. He was born in Naples in 1707 and was probably a pupil of Nicola Porpora, one of the teachers of Haydn.

Paradisi became famous for his twelve harpsichord sonatas, published in 1754. These pieces are graceful and of high quality. The well-known one is No. 6 in A major, the second movement of which has been reissued many times on its own as “Toccata in A”.