Sheet Music: Allegro

TitleAllegro
from Flute Sonata in E minor (Halle Sonata No. 2)
Alternate titlesAllegro from Halle Sonata No. 2
Opus numberHWV 375
ComposerGeorge Frideric Handel (1685–1759)
InstrumentationFlute and Harpsichord/Piano
KeyE minor
RangeF#4–D6
Time signature4/4
Tempo108 BPM
Performance time1:40
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2011-05-20
Last updated2011-05-20
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Friday 20 May 2011

Tune of the Day: Allegro by Handel

from Flute Sonata in E minor

It is not known when Handel's Flute sonata in E minor for flute and continuo, HWV 375, was composed, but it was first published in 1730. It is sometimes referred to as “Halle Sonata No. 2”, following the assumption that it was an early work, composed during Handel's boyhood in Halle, before 1703. This cannot be true for this particular sonata, however, because the second movement (which we present today) is a transposition into E minor of the Allegro from Handel's Sonata for oboe in C minor, HWV 366, which dates from 1711–12.

Thanks to Ines for suggesting this piece!

Other Movements from the same Work

1.Adagio Flute & Piano
3.Grave Flute & Piano
4.Minuet Flute & Piano