Sheet Music: Rondoncino

from Centone di sonate No.1 in A minor
Opus numberMS 112/1, Mvmt. 3
ComposerNiccolò Paganini (1782–1840)
InstrumentationFlute and Guitar
KeyA major
Time signature2/4
Tempo112 BPM
Performance time3:20
Difficulty levelintermediate
Download printable scorePDF Sheet Music (160 kB) (preview)
Download audio tracksMIDI (change tempo/key) MP3 (2.8 MB)
Play-along accompanimentMIDI (change tempo/key) MP3 (2.8 MB)
Date added2010-06-11
Last updated2010-06-11
Download popularity index☆☆☆☆☆ 0.5 (below average)
Romantic, Rondos


There are no recordings for this tune yet. Submit yours!

Friday 11 June 2010

Tune of the Day: Rondoncino

from Paganini's “Centone di sonate”, arranged for Flute and Guitar

Paganini launched his set of 18 “medleys of sonatas” (as the group is sometimes translated) for violin and guitar with a typically charming three-movement duo that really has nothing to do with sonata form: in fact, it is merely a series of entertaining salon pieces.

The final movement of this first “sonata” carries the odd designation of “Rondoncino”, which literally means “small rondo”. It's an easygoing Allegro whose recurring refrain is full of little turns. The succeeding sections involve some decisive attacks and an extended pizzicato passage, but nothing nearly as difficult as what Paganini concocted for concert use.

Other Movements from the same Work

1.Introduzione Flute & Guitar
2.Allegro maestoso Flute & Guitar
3.Rondoncino Flute & Guitar