Sheet Music: La tempesta di mare

TitleLa tempesta di mare
Alternate titlesConcerto in F major for flute, strings and basso continuo
Opus numberOp. 10, No. 1, RV 433
ComposerAntonio Vivaldi (1678–1741)
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyF major
Time signature4/4
Tempo104 BPM
Performance time6:45
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2010-08-20
Last updated2011-06-16
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Baroque, Concertos, Written for Flute


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Friday 20 August 2010

Tune of the Day: La tempesta di mare

Flute concerto in F major by Antonio Vivaldi

Vivaldi's first concerto for Flute is actually an adaptation of the Concerto in E-flat major for violin, strings and basso continuo, RV 253. Called in both cases “La tempesta di mare” (“The Sea Storm”), the work starts with an Allegro which presents a characteristic repeated-note theme. The opening closes on a big half cadence, and moves into the quiet central Largo, with the flute soloist becalmed in the eye of the storm. A powerful theme is then introduced in the final Presto, which closes the work.

Thanks to Andrew for suggesting this piece!