Sheet Music: Rondo

TitleRondo
from Sonatina No. 5 in G major
Alternate titlesA Groovy Kind of Love
Opus numberOp. 36, No. 5
ComposerMuzio Clementi (1752–1832)
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyG major
RangeC4–E6
Time signature2/4
Tempo112 BPM
Performance time3:05
Difficulty leveleasy
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Date added2015-11-23
Last updated2015-11-23
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Categories
Ballads, Classical, Love songs, Rondos

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Monday 23 November 2015

Tune of the Day: A Groovy Kind of Love

Theme from Clementi's Rondo, transcribed for solo flute

Few people know that the 1965 pop song “A Groovy Kind of Love”, which was notably recorded by Phil Collins in 1988, is heavily based on a honest-to-goodness Classical piece. This piece is the Rondo from Sonatina No. 5 in G major, Op. 36, written by Italian pianist and composer Muzio Clementi at the end of the 18th century. Unlike Clementi's Rondo, which is quick and upbeat, Collins's version is a slow, soft ballad; the theme, however, is virtually identical!