Sheet Music: Preludio

from Il pastor fido, Sonata No. 3
Opus numberOp. 13, No. 3, RV 57
ComposerNicolas Chédeville (1705–1782)
Also attributed toAntonio Vivaldi (1678–1741)
InstrumentationFlute and Harpsichord/Piano
KeyG major
Time signature4/8
Tempo92 BPM
Performance time1:55
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2017-04-25
Last updated2017-04-25
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Tuesday 25 April 2017

Tune of the Day: Preludio by Chédeville

from “Il pastor fido” Sonata No. 3

This is the prelude to the third of the Il pastor fido sonatas, first published in 1737 and traditionally attributed to Antonio Vivaldi. The actual composer, Nicolas Chédeville, made a secret agreement with Jean-Noël Marchand to publish a collection of his own compositions as Vivaldi's Op. 13. Chédeville supplied the money and received the profits, all of which was recorded in a notarial act. This may have been an attempt to give his instrument, the musette, the endorsement of a great composer which it lacked.

Other Movements from the same Work

1.Preludio Flute & Piano
2.Allegro ma non Presto Flute & Piano
3.Sarabanda Flute & Piano
4.Corrente Flute & Piano
5.Giga Flute & Piano