Sheet Music: Larghetto

TitleLarghetto
from Violin Sonata in G minor
Opus numberOp. 1, No. 6, HWV 364a, Mvmt. 1
ComposerGeorge Frideric Handel (1685–1759)
InstrumentationFlute and bass instrument
KeyG minor
RangeC4–Bb5
Time signature4/4
Tempo84 BPM
Performance time1:40
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2023-07-16
Last updated2023-07-16
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Sunday 16 July 2023

Tune of the Day: Larghetto by Handel

from Violin Sonata in G minor

This Larghetto is the opening movement of Georg Frideric Handel's Violin Sonata in G minor, HWV 364a, composed around 1722-24. Early editions indicate that the work is for oboe, even though it contains notes beyond the range of the oboe. Handel's original manuscript states that the sonata would be suitable “per la Viola da Gamba” (a Baroque-era instrument resembling a cello), suggesting that the change of instrument was probably sanctioned by the publishers, Walsh and Chrysander.

Other Movements from the same Work

1.Larghetto Flute & bass
2.Allegro Flute & bass
3.Adagio Flute & bass
4.Allegro Flute & bass