Sheet Music: Fantasia No. 1 in A major

TitleFantasia No. 1 in A major
from 12 Fantasias for Solo Flute
Opus numberTWV 40:2
ComposerGeorg Philipp Telemann (1681–1767)
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyA major
Time signature4/4
Tempo128 BPM
Performance time2:25
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2010-10-30
Last updated2010-10-30
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Saturday 30 October 2010

Tune of the Day: Fantasia for Solo Flute No. 1

by Georg Philipp Telemann

Telemann's first Fantasia for Solo Flute is in the key of A major. Because the piece was designed to be played with no continuo accompaniment, the flute's single line assumes various roles simultaneously, sometimes soaring to a high note before quickly dipping down to provide a closing cadential figure. A prime example can be found in the middle section of the opening Vivace, where Telemann created the illusion of a fugal texture by rapidly sending the flute across registers to intermittently execute quasi-contrapuntal figurations. This piece is also typical in its alternation of slow and fast sections, marked “ad.” and “all.” for “adagio” and “allegro” respectively. The fantasia ends with a binary-form (AABB) passepied in 3/8 time, a lively dance music form that originated in Brittany in the 17th-century.

Thanks to Anne for suggesting this piece!

Other Movements from the same Work

1.Fantasia No. 1 in A major Flute solo
2.Fantasia No. 2 in A minor Flute solo
3.Fantasia No. 3 in B minor Flute solo
4.Fantasia No. 4 in B-flat major Flute solo
5.Fantasia No. 5 in C major Flute solo
6.Fantasia No. 6 in D minor Flute solo
7.Fantasia No. 7 in D major Flute solo
8.Fantasia No. 8 in E minor Flute solo
9.Fantasia No. 9 in E major Flute solo
10.Fantasia No. 10 in F-sharp minor Flute solo
11.Fantasia No. 11 in G major Flute solo
12.Fantasia No. 12 in G minor Flute solo