Monday 31 October 2016
Tune of the Day: Gavotta by Martini
arranged for flute and piano
This gavotte was originally the fifth of five movements in Giovanni Battista Martini's Sonata No. 12 in F major for Organ or Harpsichord. This sonata was part of Martini's Sonate d'intavolatura per l'organo e il cembalo, first published in Amsterdam in 1742.
A notable arrangement for piano solo of this piece was done in 1880 by Georges Bachmann, who published it as “Les moutons” (French for “the sheep”), Op. 40. More recently, the piece was included in Book 3 of the Suzuki Method for the Violin, and this greatly contributed to its rise in popularity.
Thanks to Betty for suggesting this tune!