Sheet Music: Andante grazioso

TitleAndante grazioso
from Sonata per flauto e pianoforte
Opus numberOp. 9 p. 1
ComposerPaul Merkus (1961—)
InstrumentationFlute and Piano
KeyG major
Time signature6/8
Tempo66 BPM
Performance time2:15
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2019-06-22
Last updated2019-06-30
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Sunday 30 June 2019

Tune of the Day: Andante grazioso by Paul Merkus

for flute and piano

Today's piece is a contribution from the archive of our guest composer Paul Merkus from the Netherlands. Back in 1986 he wrote a three-part “Sonata per flauto e pianoforte” for flute and piano as an exercise to train himself in the traditional and powerful concept of the classical sonata form with three movements, “fast-slow-fast”.

This “Andante Grazioso” is the first gracious movement of that sonata. In the exposition, the frequent use of the characteristic major-seventh chords in the piano accompaniment provides a very distinctive sound. The central development part contains an abundance of modulations, after which the opening theme is heard again in the final recapitulation.

Other Movements from the same Work

1.Andante grazioso Flute & Piano
2.Largo Flute & Piano
3.Allegro vivace Flute & Piano