Sheet Music: Allegretto

from Suite de trois morceaux
Alternate titlesAllegretto from Suite of Three Pieces
Opus numberOp. 116, Mvmt. 1
ComposerBenjamin Godard (1849–1895)
InstrumentationFlute and Piano
KeyB-flat major
Time signature2/4
Tempo108 BPM
Performance time1:40
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2010-03-22
Last updated2017-10-13
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Romantic, Written for Flute


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Monday 22 March 2010

Tune of the Day: Allegretto

from “Suite of Three Pieces” by Benjamin Godard

Although he achieved fame early in his career and maintained a certain level of popularity during his lifetime, the majority of music by French composer Benjamin Godard has not retained its place in the repertoire. Nonetheless, his Suite de trois morceaux (“Suite of Three Pieces”), is still immensely popular among flutists. Composed in 1890 for the great French flutist Paul Taffanel, it is a short work in three movements: “Allegretto”, “Idylle” and “Valse”.

Today we present the first of these movements, which is characterized by a fast-flowing theme that makes an excellent finger exercise. James Galway made a wonderful recording of this particular piece.

Other Movements from the same Work

1.Allegretto Flute & Piano
2.Idylle Flute & Piano