Sheet Music: Gavotte

ComposerFrançois-Joseph Gossec (1734–1829)
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyD major
Time signature2/2
Tempo72 BPM
Performance time2:05
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2009-11-15
Last updated2009-11-15
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Classical, Gavottes


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Sunday 15 November 2009

Tune of the Day: Gavotte

by François-Joseph Gossec

François-Joseph Gossec was a Belgian composer of the Classical era who worked in France. He was little known outside France, and his own numerous compositions, sacred and secular, were overshadowed by those of more famous composers; but he was an inspiration to many, and powerfully stimulated the revival of instrumental music.

Although most people would have difficulty recognizing Gossec's Gavotte by its title, the melody itself remains familiar in the United States and elsewhere because Carl Stalling used an arrangement of it in several Warner Brothers cartoons.