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TWELVE FANTASIAS TWV 40:2-13

TWELVE FANTASIAS TWV 40:2-13

Composer:Telemann, Georg Philipp (1681-1767)
Instrumentation:fl.
Publisher Ref:BA2971
12 unaccompanied fantasias, each of 2,3,4 or more movements - like little suites, which explore the major forms of Baroque instrumental music. Although probably written for the transverse flute, they lie within the range of the oboe.

Price: £9.50
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Skill Level:C/D
Duration:54'36
Series Title:BARENREITER URTEXT
Publisher:Barenreiter Edition
Year of Issue:1955
ISMN:M006428236
ISBN:none specified
Although there is uncertainty about the date of these fantasias and no proof that Telemann actually wrote them, the evidence for his authorship is strong. Telemann was himself a flautist and the range of pitch he used would have suited the baroque flute rather than the violin, suggesting that they were written for the solo transverse flute. The fantasias display the major forms of eighteenth century instrumental music, including strict fugue and freer fugal forms; a sonata da chiesa (church sonata); the "modern" three movement sonata; a French overture and suites of baroque dances, although Telemann does not identify them. This freedom of form and freedom in time signatures and key structure give the fantasias a sense of improvisation.



  • No.1 in A major (TWV 40:2) - Vivace; Allegro
  • No.2 in a minor (TWV 40:3) - Grave; Vivace; Adagio; Allegro
  • No.3 in b minor (TWV 40:4) - Largo Vivace Largo Vivace; Allegro
  • No.4 in Bb major (TWV 40:5) - Andante; Allegro; Presto
  • No.5 in C major (TWV 40:6) - Presto Largo Presto Dolce; Allegro; Allegro
  • No.6 in d minor (TWV 40:7) - Dolce; Allegro; Spirituoso
  • No.7 in D major (TWV 40:8) - Alla francese; Presto
  • No.8 in e minor (TWV 40:9) - Largo; Spirituoso; Allegro
  • No.9 in E major (TWV 40:10) - Affettuoso; Allegro; Grave; Vivace
  • No.10 in f# minor (TWV 40:11) - A tempo giusto; Presto; Moderato
  • No.11 in G major (TWV 40:12) - Allegro; Adagio; Allegro
  • No.12 in g minor (TWV 40:13) - Grave Allegro Grave Allegro Dolce Allegro; Presto


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