Sheet Music: Allegro

from Sonata No. 5 in E minor for flute and continuo
Opus numberBWV 1034, Mvmt. 2
ComposerJohann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)
InstrumentationFlute and Harpsichord/Piano
KeyE minor
Time signature4/4
Tempo108 BPM
Performance time2:35
Difficulty leveladvanced
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Date added2011-03-20
Last updated2011-03-20
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Sunday 20 March 2011

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

from J.S. Bach's Flute Sonata in E minor

This Allegro is the second movement of Bach's Sonata No. 5 for flute and basso continuo. It is based on a burbling flute melody over a descending bass figure; the bass line soon levels out, but it has already started to pull the melody in a downward slide. The flute indulges in rapid passagework, in which Bach seems to forget that flutists have to breathe: starting at measure 40, there's a passage of 130 consecutive sixteenth-notes without a break!

Other Movements from the same Work

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