Sheet Music: Andante

from Sonata No. 4 in C major for flute and continuo
Opus numberBWV 1033, Mvmt. 1
ComposerJohann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)
InstrumentationFlute and Harpsichord/Piano
KeyC major
Time signature4/4
Tempo42 BPM
Performance time1:30
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2010-08-09
Last updated2010-08-09
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Monday 9 August 2010

Tune of the Day: Andante

from J.S. Bach's Flute Sonata in C major

The opening movement of Bach's Flute Sonata No. 4 is actually more of a “Presto”, although it begins with a measured “Andante” introduction. The flute plays nonstop throughout, and when it launches into the cadenza-like Presto proper, the accompaniment is reduced to a single, suspenseful, long-held chord. It's immediately clear that the flute part of this movement could easily stand alone.

Here are the following movements: Allegro, Adagio, Menuetto I and II.

Other Movements from the same Work

1.Andante Flute & Piano
2.Allegro Flute & Piano
3.Adagio Flute & Piano
4.Menuetto I and II Flute & Piano