Sheet Music: Ciaccona

from Trio Sonata No. 12 in G major
Opus numberOp. 2, No. 12
ComposerArcangelo Corelli (1653–1713)
InstrumentationFlute duet
KeyA major
Time signature3/4
Tempo126 BPM
Performance time3:25
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2018-11-03
Last updated2018-11-03
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Saturday 3 November 2018

Tune of the Day: Ciaccona by Corelli

from Trio Sonata in G major, transcribed for two flutes

This Ciaccona constitutes the only movement of Italian Baroque composer Arcangelo Corelli's Trio Sonata No. 12 in G major, published in 1685. We like to think of it as a sort of “bonus track” at the end of the book of sonatas. It is a truly enjoyable piece, and one of Corelli's most famous compositions.

Like the rest of the Op. 2 pieces, this Ciaccona was originally composed for two violins and continuo. It can however be played without modification on two modern flutes, provided they have a B footjoint. Moreover, there is only two low B's in the piece, namely at measures 97 and 101, and if necessary they can be changed to low D's, making the piece playable with C footjoints.

Thanks to Mario for contributing this piece!