Sheet Music: Bourrée

from Flute Sonata in G major
Opus numberOp. 1, No. 5, HWV 363b, Mvmt. 4
ComposerGeorge Frideric Handel (1685–1759)
InstrumentationFlute and Harpsichord/Piano
KeyG major
Time signature4/4
Tempo132 BPM
Performance time1:20
Difficulty leveleasy
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Date added2011-02-04
Last updated2011-02-04
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Baroque, Bourrées, Sonatas, Written for Flute


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Friday 4 February 2011

Tune of the Day: Bourrée by Handel

from Flute Sonata in G major

This is the fourth of the five movements in George Frideric Handel's Sonata in G major for flute and basso continuo. It is a binary-form (AABB) bourrée, sometimes called “bourrée anglaise”. This type of movement should be played at a quite rapid tempo, but it is often performed more calmly, especially when transcribed for other instruments.

Other Movements from the same Work

1.Adagio Flute & Piano
2.Allegro Flute & Piano
3.Adagio Flute & Piano
4.Bourrée Flute & Piano
5.Menuetto Flute & Piano