Sheet Music: Siciliana

from Recorder Sonata in F major
Alternate titlesAlla Siciliana
Opus numberOp. 1, No. 11, HWV 369, Mvmt. 3
ComposerGeorge Frideric Handel (1685–1759)
InstrumentationFlute and Harpsichord/Piano
KeyD minor
Time signature12/8
Tempo36 BPM
Performance time1:15
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2010-03-20
Last updated2010-03-20
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Saturday 20 March 2010

Tune of the Day: Siciliana

from Sonata in F major by George Frideric Handel

Sonata No. 11 in F major (HWV 369) is the second of two major-mode recorder sonatas from Handel's Opus 1 collection. It was composed about 1725.

The third movement is quite an unusual one for a sonata da chiesa (which means “church sonata”, although these compositions were not meant to be performed in religious ceremonies). Handel inserts in the sonata this Siciliana in D minor, with short motives that end on the third beat of the measure. This movement naturally leads into the final Allegro, or Giga, which is also in 12/8.

Other Movements from the same Work

1.Larghetto Flute & Piano
2.Allegro Flute & Piano
3.Siciliana Flute & Piano
4.Giga Flute & Piano