Sheet Music: Study No. 16 in A-flat minor

TitleStudy No. 16 in A-flat minor
from 24 Caprice-Etudes
Opus numberOp. 26
ComposerTheobald Boehm (1794–1881)
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyA-flat minor
RangeC♮4–Ab6
Time signature4/4
Tempo84 BPM
Performance time2:15
Difficulty leveladvanced
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Date added2016-07-21
Last updated2016-07-21
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Thursday 21 July 2016

Tune of the Day: Study in A-flat minor by Boehm

from “24 Caprice-Etudes for Flute”

This study is the sixteenth piece of a collection of 24 “Caprice-Études” for flute by Theobald Boehm, the German inventor who perfected the modern Western concert flute. It starts off in A-flat minor, with all 7 flats in the key signature, but soon moves to the enharmonic key of G-sharp minor (5 sharps); it then returns to the original key for a few measures, but only to end up in the parallel key of A-flat major. As you can see, studies such as this one were the perfect way for Boehm to prove the playability of his improved instrument in all 24 keys.

Other Movements from the same Work

1.Study No. 1 in C major Flute solo
2.Study No. 2 in A minor Flute solo
3.Study No. 3 in F major Flute solo
4.Study No. 4 in D minor Flute solo
5.Study No. 5 in B-flat major Flute solo
6.Study No. 6 in G minor Flute solo
7.Study No. 7 in E-flat major Flute solo
8.Study No. 8 in C minor Flute solo
9.Study No. 9 in A-flat major Flute solo
10.Study No. 10 in F minor Flute solo
11.Study No. 11 in D-flat major Flute solo
12.Study No. 12 in B-flat minor Flute solo
13.Study No. 13 in F-sharp major Flute solo
14.Study No. 14 in E-flat minor Flute solo
15.Study No. 15 in B major Flute solo
16.Study No. 16 in A-flat minor Flute solo
17.Study No. 17 in E major Flute solo
18.Study No. 18 in C-sharp minor Flute solo
19.Study No. 19 in A major Flute solo
20.Study No. 20 in F-sharp minor Flute solo
21.Study No. 21 in D major Flute solo
22.Study No. 22 in B minor Flute solo
23.Study No. 23 in G major Flute solo
24.Study No. 24 in E minor Flute solo