Sheet Music: Adagio

TitleAdagio
from Oboe Concerto in D minor
Opus numberSF.935, Mvmt. 2
ComposerAlessandro Marcello (1669–1747)
Also attributed toBenedetto Marcello (1686–1739)
InstrumentationFlute and Piano
KeyD minor
RangeE4–C6
Time signature3/4
Tempo32 BPM
Performance time3:50
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2009-05-18
Last updated2009-06-01
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Monday 18 May 2009

Tune of the Day: Adagio in D minor

from Alessandro Marcello's Oboe Concerto in D minor

Alessandro Marcello was a Venetian nobleman who excelled in various areas, including poetry, philosophy, mathematics and, most notably, music. This concerto he wrote in D minor for oboe, strings and basso continuo is perhaps his best-known work. Its worth was attested to by Johann Sebastian Bach, who transcribed it for harpsichord (BWV 974).

The central movement, in particular, is a deeply-felt adagio which aspires to genuine pathos. As such, it has been used effectively in many movies, like The Hunger (with David Bowie and Susan Sarandon), The Firm (with Tom Cruise and Gene Hackman) or the more recent The House of Mirth.

Other Movements from the same Work

1.Andante e spiccato Flute & Piano
3.Presto Flute & Piano