Sheet Music: Allegretto

Opus numberOp. 11, No. 2
ComposerPaul Merkus (1961—)
InstrumentationFlute and Piano
KeyC major
Time signature6/8
Tempo80 BPM
Performance time1:30
Difficulty leveleasy
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Date added2020-12-08
Last updated2020-12-10
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Friday 18 December 2020

Tune of the Day: Allegretto by Paul Merkus

for flute and piano

Today we have a new contribution from our guest composer from the Netherlands, Paul Merkus. This Allegretto was originally written in the summer of 1986 as a piece for solo piano, and later arranged for flute and piano.

After the exposition of the main theme in C major and the repetition in octaves, the piece modulates almost imperceptibly to A major in order to gradually work towards a climax. What follows is a tender interlude, followed by a more elaborate reprise of the main theme, concluded by a powerful ending.