Sheet Music: Largo

TitleLargo
from Sonata per flauto e pianoforte
Opus numberOp. 9 p. 2
ComposerPaul Merkus (1961—)
InstrumentationFlute and Piano
KeyE minor
RangeG4–A5
Time signature4/4
Tempo72 BPM
Performance time1:45
Difficulty leveleasy
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Date added2019-07-05
Last updated2019-07-05
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Categories
Contemporary, Sonatas, Written for Flute

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Monday 8 July 2019

Tune of the Day: Largo by Paul Merkus

for flute and piano

Today's piece is the second movement from the three-part “Sonata per flauto e pianoforte” by our guest composer Paul Merkus from the Netherlands.

This slow central movement is characterized by a Largo tempo and many tied-over appoggiaturas in the flute. The piano part plays towards a climax, with both activity and dynamics increasing. The central section then exposes some simple thematic material, which evolves into a reprise of the atmospheric climax. This second time, however, the conclusion is different, so that the middle part ends up in the original key of E minor.

Other Movements from the same Work

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