Sheet Music: Allegro

TitleAllegro
from Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
Alternate titlesAllegro from Serenade No. 13 for Strings in G major
Opus numberK. 525, Mvmt. 1
ComposerWolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756–1791)
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyG major
RangeD4–D6
Time signature4/4
Tempo136 BPM
Performance time8:05
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2009-11-01
Last updated2009-11-01
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Sunday 1 November 2009

Tune of the Day: Eine Kleine Nachtmusik

by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

This Serenade in G major is arguably the most enduringly popular of all of Mozart's works. It was written in 1787, during a period when the composer was also hard at work on his opera Don Giovanni. The title Eine kleine Nachtmusik (literally, “A Little Night Music”) is Mozart's own; “Nachtmusik” was actually a common designation for serenades of this type.

The first movement is probably the most famous. It is in sonata-allegro form, and starts off with a Mannheim rocket theme. This is typical feature found in many works of the Mannheim school composers, basically consisting in a swiftly ascending passage. The second theme, on the other hand, is more graceful and in D major, the dominant key of G major.

Other Movements from the same Work

2.Romanze Flute solo
3.Menuetto Flute solo
4.Rondò Flute solo