Sheet Music: Largo e dolce

TitleLargo e dolce
from Sonata No. 3 in A major for flute and harpsichord
Opus numberBWV 1032, Mvmt. 2
ComposerJohann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)
InstrumentationFlute and Harpsichord/Piano
KeyA minor
Time signature6/8
Tempo72 BPM
Performance time3:05
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2011-05-16
Last updated2011-05-16
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Baroque, Sonatas, Written for Flute


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Monday 16 May 2011

Tune of the Day: Largo e dolce by J.S. Bach

from Flute Sonata No. 3 in A major

The central movement of Johann Sebastian Bach's Sonata No. 3 in A major for Flute and Harpsichord is marked “Largo e dolce”, just like the central movement of Sonata No. 1. The movement itself is in the key of A minor, with the flute singing a slow, poignant melody and the harpsichord sometimes providing restless counter material, sometimes echoing the flute.