Sheet Music: Giga

TitleGiga
from Il pastor fido, Sonata No. 1
Opus numberOp. 13, No. 1, RV 54
ComposerNicolas Chédeville (1705–1782)
Also attributed toAntonio Vivaldi (1678–1741)
InstrumentationFlute and Harpsichord/Piano
KeyC major
RangeG4–D6
Time signature6/8
Tempo100 BPM
Performance time2:25
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2010-10-24
Last updated2010-10-24
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Sunday 24 October 2010

Tune of the Day: Giga from Il Pastor Fido

Attributed to Antonio Vivaldi

This lively dance in 6/8 time is the last movement of Sonata No. 1 in C major from the collection of six sonatas titled Il pastor fido (“The Faithful Shepherd”).

This collection has always been attributed to Antonio Vivaldi until recently. According to modern scholars, however, in 1737 French composer Nicolas Chédeville made a secret agreement with Jean-Noël Marchand to publish a collection of his own compositions as Antonio Vivaldi's Il pastor fido. Chédeville supplied the money and received the profits, all of which was attested to in a notarial act by Marchand in 1749. This may have been an attempt to give his instrument, the musette (a sort of bagpipe), the endorsement of a great composer which it lacked.

Thanks to Béatrice for suggesting this piece!

Other Movements from the same Work

1.Moderato Flute & Piano
2.Allegro. Tempo di Gavotta Flute & Piano
3.Aria Flute & Piano
4.Allegro Flute & Piano