Sheet Music: Aria

TitleAria
from Il pastor fido, Sonata No. 1
Alternate titlesAffettuoso
Opus numberOp. 13, No. 1, RV 54
ComposerNicolas Chédeville (1705–1782)
Also attributed toAntonio Vivaldi (1678–1741)
InstrumentationFlute and Harpsichord/Piano
KeyC major
RangeF4–C6
Time signature3/8
Tempo104 BPM
Performance time2:50
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2017-02-20
Last updated2017-02-20
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Monday 20 February 2017

Tune of the Day: Aria from Il Pastor Fido

Attributed to Antonio Vivaldi

This Affettuoso is the third movement of Sonata No. 1 in C major from the collection of six sonatas titled Il pastor fido (“The Faithful Shepherd”).

This collection has always been attributed to Antonio Vivaldi until recently. According to modern scholars, however, in 1737 French composer Nicolas Chédeville made a secret agreement with Jean-Noël Marchand to publish a collection of his own compositions as Antonio Vivaldi's Il pastor fido. Chédeville supplied the money and received the profits, all of which was attested to in a notarial act by Marchand in 1749. This may have been an attempt to give his instrument, the musette (a sort of bagpipe), the endorsement of a great composer which it lacked.

Other Movements from the same Work

1.Moderato Flute & Piano
2.Allegro. Tempo di Gavotta Flute & Piano
4.Allegro Flute & Piano
5.Giga Flute & Piano