Sheet Music: Fantasia No. 8 in E minor

TitleFantasia No. 8 in E minor
from 12 Fantasias for Solo Flute
Opus numberTWV 40:9
ComposerGeorg Philipp Telemann (1681–1767)
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyE minor
Time signature12/8
Tempo144 BPM
Performance time3:40
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2010-12-07
Last updated2010-12-07
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Tuesday 7 December 2010

Tune of the Day: Fantasia for Solo Flute No. 8

by Georg Philipp Telemann

Here we are again with a new Fantasia for Solo Flute. This is No. 8, and it's in the key of E minor. It starts off with a slow, elegant Allemande full of large intervals. You will also find some rarely-heard chromatic lines, which give a very peculiar character to this movement. Rameau once wrote that the key of E minor is never merry, even in an allegro. His remark is certainly apt here: the central Spirituoso is way too agitated to be considered happy. The last movement is in the style of a Polonaise, a Polish dance in which the second beat should be played softer than the first one, and the third beat should gently lead to the next measure.

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