Sheet Music: Andante

from Flute Sonata No. 1a in E minor
Opus numberOp. 1, No. 1a, HWV 379, Mvmt. 2
ComposerGeorge Frideric Handel (1685–1759)
InstrumentationFlute and bass instrument
KeyE minor
Time signature3/4
Tempo92 BPM
Performance time3:55
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2014-05-23
Last updated2014-05-23
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Friday 23 May 2014

Tune of the Day: Andante by Handel

from Flute Sonata in E minor

Composed circa 1720, this E-minor sonata (HWV 379) is Handel's own compilation of movements taken from three other solo sonatas. Confusingly, this sonata has sometimes been numbered Op. 1, no. 1a, when in fact it never appeared in Opus 1.

The second movement is a chirping Andante transposed from Handel's Recorder Sonata in G minor, Op. 1/2.

Other Movements from the same Work

1.Larghetto Flute & bass
2.Andante Flute & bass
3.Largo Flute & bass
4.Allegro Flute & bass
5.Presto Flute & bass