Sheet Music: Fantasia No. 3 in B minor

TitleFantasia No. 3 in B minor
from 12 Fantasias for Solo Flute
Opus numberTWV 40:4
ComposerGeorg Philipp Telemann (1681–1767)
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyB minor
Time signature4/4
Tempo120 BPM
Performance time3:10
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2010-08-02
Last updated2011-11-10
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Monday 2 August 2010

Tune of the Day: Fantasia for Solo Flute No. 3

by Georg Philipp Telemann

Published in 1732, the twelve Fantasias for Solo Flute by Georg Philipp Telemann have become a staple of the solo flute repertoire. They were originally written for the transverse flute, but have been enthusiastically embraced by recorder players, many of whom insist that Telemann really wrote them for the recorder.

The third Fantasia is in the key of B minor. It starts off with a few slow and melancholic opening gestures, but soon bursts into a frenetic Vivace, and finally ends with a lively ternary gigue.

Thanks to John for suggesting this piece!

Other Movements from the same Work

1.Fantasia No. 1 in A major Flute solo
2.Fantasia No. 2 in A minor Flute solo
3.Fantasia No. 3 in B minor Flute solo
4.Fantasia No. 4 in B-flat major Flute solo
5.Fantasia No. 5 in C major Flute solo
6.Fantasia No. 6 in D minor Flute solo
7.Fantasia No. 7 in D major Flute solo
8.Fantasia No. 8 in E minor Flute solo
9.Fantasia No. 9 in E major Flute solo
10.Fantasia No. 10 in F-sharp minor Flute solo
11.Fantasia No. 11 in G major Flute solo
12.Fantasia No. 12 in G minor Flute solo