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.