Sheet Music: Poco adagio

TitlePoco adagio
from Sonata for Solo Flute in A minor
Opus numberWq.132 / H.564, Mvmt. 1
ComposerCarl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714–1788)
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyA minor
Time signature3/8
Tempo76 BPM
Performance time3:45
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2010-12-28
Last updated2023-01-12
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Classical, Rococo, Sonatas, Written for Flute


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Tuesday 28 December 2010

Tune of the Day: Poco adagio by C.P.E. Bach

from Flute Sonata in A minor

Published in 1763, the Sonata for Solo Flute in A minor is among Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach's finest works for flute.

The dignity and grace of its first movement, in particular, displays the inspired craftsmanship found in J.S. Bach's (i.e. the composer's father's) own works for solo instruments, such as the violin partitas and sonatas. The embellishment of the melodic line is natural, and its elaborate development unforced. In places a competent player can give an impression of polyphony with two, or even three, interweaving voices.

Thanks to John for suggesting this piece!

Other Movements from the same Work

1.Poco adagio Flute solo
2.Allegro Flute solo
3.Allegro Flute solo