Andante

Composer
trad.
Arranger
Lyricist
none
Difficulty
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
Duration
2 minutes
Genre
Classical music
Instrumentation
Large mixed ensemble
Instrumental parts
Not available

Galuppi was a Venetian composer (1706-1785) who is largely forgotten today. His output was prolific and especially compositions for keyboard. I have had the privilege of seeing his original manuscripts in Venice and feel that this composer needs to have a revival. He was a contemporary of Vivaldi who overshadowed him in his home city. Even today, if we think of Venice and music we think of Vivaldi. Baldassare Galuppi was also a contemporary of Casanova and may well have known him. I have put one other arrangement of his music on this site and hope to do more. He left no dynamics or phrasing for this piece but I personally play the keyboard version softly and repeat loudly. The phrasing is pretty obvious when you hear the music. Enjoy!

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