Sheet Music: Capriccio in D major

TitleCapriccio in D major
Opus numberQV. 3:1.4
ComposerJohann Joachim Quantz (1697–1773)
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyD major
RangeD4–G6
Time signature2/2
Tempo72 BPM
Performance time1:20
Difficulty leveladvanced
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Date added2019-04-27
Last updated2019-04-27
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Categories
Baroque, Written for Flute

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Saturday 27 April 2019

Tune of the Day: Capriccio in D major by Quantz

for solo flute

This Capriccio in D major is one of 24 pieces attributed to the famous German flutist and composer Johann Joachim Quantz to have survived in a manuscript titled Fantasier og Preludier. 8. Capricier og andre Stykker til Øvelse for Flöÿten af Quanz (“Fantasies and Preludes. 8 Caprices and other Pieces for Exercise for the Flute by Quantz”).

You may notice that measures 11 and 19 seem to miss some notes. The manuscript shows two measures with only 7 groups of four 32th notes rather than the expected 8. It is not clear to us whether this was intentional or a mistake, and if it was a mistake it is not clear what the missing notes should be. For these reasons, we decided to simply copy the music as-is, Urtext-style.