Sheet Music: Engels Nachtegaeltje

TitleEngels Nachtegaeltje
from Der Fluyten Lust-Hof
Alternate titlesEnglish Nightingale
ComposerJacob van Eyck (1590–1657)
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyC major
Time signature4/4
Tempo108 BPM
Performance time2:25
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2020-10-26
Last updated2020-10-26
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Baroque, Variations


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Monday 26 October 2020

Tune of the Day: Engels Nachtegaeltje

by Jacob van Eyck

This tune and its accompanying variations are taken from Der Fluyten Lust-Hof (“The Flute's Pleasure Garden”), a collection of music for recorder by Jacob van Eyck, one of the best-known Dutch musicians of the 17th century. First published in 1644, it is the largest collection of music for a single wind instrument ever published by a single composer.

“Engels Nachtegaeltje” translates as “English Nightingale”, and as the title implies it is an imitation of birdsong. It is an excellent piece to practice Baroque ornamentation.

Thanks to Heather for suggesting this tune!

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