Sheet Music: Allegro

from Sonata No. 6 in E major for flute and continuo
Opus numberBWV 1035, Mvmt. 2
ComposerJohann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)
InstrumentationFlute and Harpsichord/Piano
KeyE major
Time signature2/4
Tempo108 BPM
Performance time3:00
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2011-01-16
Last updated2011-01-16
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Sunday 16 January 2011

Tune of the Day: Allegro by J.S. Bach

from Flute Sonata No. 6 in E major

This Allegro is the second movement of Johann Sebastian Bach's Sonata for flute and continuo in E major. It is a rigaudon, a cheerful and quick Baroque dance in duple meter.

Many passages of this movement challenge the flutist's breath control. It is also to be said that the key of E major presents many fingering challenges on the Baroque wooden flute, so this sonata was probably beyond the skills of most of the flutists known to have been in Bach's circle.

Thanks to Renata from Brazil for suggesting this movement!

Other Movements from the same Work

1.Adagio ma non tanto Flute & Piano
2.Allegro Flute & Piano
3.Siciliano Flute & Piano
4.Allegro assai Flute & Piano