Sheet Music: Siciliano

TitleSiciliano
from Sonata No. 2 in E-flat major for flute and harpsichord
Alternate titlesSiciliana
Opus numberBWV 1031, Mvmt. 2
ComposerJohann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)
InstrumentationFlute and Harpsichord/Piano
KeyG minor
RangeD4–D6
Time signature6/8
Tempo36 BPM
Performance time1:55
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2009-06-13
Last updated2009-06-13
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Categories
Baroque, Sicilianas, Sonatas, Written for Flute

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Saturday 13 June 2009

Tune of the Day: Siciliano

from J.S. Bach's Flute Sonata No. 2

One of our visitors asked us for a flute sonata, so here it is! Today we propose the second movement from Johann Sebastian Bach's Sonata No. 2 for flute and harpsichord.

This is one of the most famous examples of “siciliano”, an Italian dance, usually in a minor key, in the meter of 6/8, which uses the distinctive rhythmic figure dotted eighth, sixteenth, eighth.

Other Movements from the same Work

1.Allegro moderato Flute & Piano
2.Siciliano Flute duet
3.Allegro Flute & Piano