Sheet Music: Larghetto

TitleLarghetto
from Recorder Sonata in G minor
Opus numberOp. 1, No. 2, HWV 360, Mvmt. 1
ComposerGeorge Frideric Handel (1685–1759)
InstrumentationFlute and Harpsichord/Piano
KeyG minor
RangeA4–D6
Time signature4/4
Tempo42 BPM
Performance time1:55
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2010-06-19
Last updated2010-06-19
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Saturday 19 June 2010

Tune of the Day: Larghetto

from Sonata in G minor by George Frideric Handel

This is the opening movement of Handel's Sonata in G minor for Recorder. The measured tread and hypnotically steady theme of this Larghetto seems to announce that this as a sober sonata. Upon each iteration, however, the melody becomes a bit more ornate, so the movement is not as austere as it may initially seem.

Other Movements from the same Work

2.Andante Flute & Piano
3.Adagio Flute & Piano
4.Presto Flute & Piano