Sheet Music: Presto

from Sonata No. 1 in B minor for flute and harpsichord
Alternate titlesPresto-Allegro
Opus numberBWV 1030, Mvmt. 3
ComposerJohann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)
InstrumentationFlute and Harpsichord/Piano
KeyB minor
Time signature2/2
Tempo108 BPM
Performance time5:40
Difficulty leveladvanced
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Date added2010-05-17
Last updated2010-05-17
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Monday 17 May 2010

Tune of the Day: Presto

from J.S. Bach's Flute Sonata in B minor

The B-minor sonata is the greatest and most difficult of Bach's flute works. Its historical significance, technical demands and timeless beauty, bring it to the forefront of his compositions and takes the rightful place as a staple in the solo flute literature.

The third movement of J.S. Bach's B-minor Sonata for Flute and Harpsichord is in two parts, beginning with a fugal presto that leads straight into a gigue-like section which is most notable for its witty syncopations and technical demands.

Other Movements from the same Work

1.Andante Flute & Piano
2.Largo e dolce Flute & Piano
3.Presto Flute & Piano