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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Etudes, Romantic, Written for Flute

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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.