Sheet Music: Cantabile

TitleCantabile
Opus numberOp. 17, MS 109
ComposerNiccolò Paganini (1782–1840)
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyD major
RangeB3–B6
Time signature4/4
Tempo60 BPM
Performance time3:25
Difficulty leveladvanced
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Date added2010-09-08
Last updated2010-09-08
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Wednesday 8 September 2010

Tune of the Day: Cantabile

by Niccolò Paganini, arranged for solo Flute

Originally written for violin and piano, this well-known “Cantabile” in D major seems to have been composed not for public use but rather for the private enjoyment of Paganini and his circle. Here we find the composer's virtuoso fireworks tamed, his bag of tricks closed. Far removed from the pyrotechnic “Caprices”, the Cantabile is instead a gorgeous Italian vocalise.

Thanks to Mauro from Italy for suggesting this piece!