Sheet Music: Adagio

from Violin Sonata in G minor
Opus numberOp. 1, No. 6, HWV 364a, Mvmt. 3
ComposerGeorge Frideric Handel (1685–1759)
InstrumentationFlute and bass instrument
KeyG minor
Time signature3/4
Tempo60 BPM
Performance time0:35
Difficulty leveleasy
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Date added2023-08-01
Last updated2023-08-01
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Tuesday 1 August 2023

Tune of the Day: Adagio by Handel

from Violin Sonata in G minor

This short Adagio is the third 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