Sheet Music: Adagio ma non tanto

TitleAdagio ma non tanto
from Sonata No. 5 in E minor for flute and continuo
Opus numberBWV 1034, Mvmt. 1
ComposerJohann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)
InstrumentationFlute and Harpsichord/Piano
KeyE minor
Time signature4/4
Tempo40 BPM
Performance time3:00
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2010-08-17
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Tuesday 17 August 2010

Tune of the Day: Adagio ma non tanto

from J.S. Bach's Flute Sonata in E minor

Johann Sebastian Bach's Sonata in E minor for Flute and continuo, BWV 1034 is in the usual four-movement, slow-fast-slow-fast sonata da chiesa format. The first movement, marked “Adagio ma non tanto” (“Slowly, but not much”), is usually performed at a fairly deliberate pace despite the Composer's admonition.

Other Movements from the same Work

1.Adagio ma non tanto Flute & Piano
2.Allegro Flute & Piano
3.Andante Flute & Piano
4.Allegro Flute & Piano