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PERFORMANCE APPRASIAL The piece of music which I performed is called, 'Sonata in G major' and was composed by G.F handle. I was unable to find the year it was composed in. It was written for the flute in the style of Baroque on the flute this piece is a grade 6. Two flutes are required for 'Sonata in G' as well as basso continuo, this creates the piece to sound quite thick. This peace of music starts with a slow tempo, the flutist is required to play this softly and quietly. As the music gets towards the end the tempo stays constant and the rhythm becomes more complicated, the flutist is required to play this with using a range of different dynamics, making the music more expressive and meaningful. The notes usually tend to go up and down in steps, to build tension in the areas when needed, these parts a moderately hard to be played on the flute because its complicated to play the right note at the right time. This piece is in major and reflects a happy mood. ...read more.


This is not that hard for the reason that there are many rests in this piece. This also applies to many parts of 'Andante in G major'. Many of the notes in the piece, 'Andante in G major' have slurs over them, this makes the flutiest aware of the fact that they have to play the notes without tonguing, they also will have to control their breathing to breathe before and after the slurs, not in the middle of playing them. This piece is quite a lot harder to play than the one I performed because there are not that many rests, so the breathing is tricky. A few notes have 3 printed under a set of three joined notes; this is to signal the flutiest that they have to play the three notes on after another very quickly. The usage of these 3 joined notes creates a cheery sound. F# is used throughout this piece this created a serious side to the lively, jumpy notes. However in 'Badinerie' the flutiest is required to take short and quick breathes to create a sharp sound. ...read more.


When I performed 'Sonata in G' on the flute, I thought it was effective and showed the mood of the music well, however I made a mistake in the recording by playing an f natural instead of an f sharp. I thought this was a silly mistake but recovered quickly and played the rest of the music well. I played at an accurate tempo and increased the expression of the music by varying the dynamics when it was appropriate. I also used the correct techniques, e.g. slurring and tonguing when necessary. The piece I performed was a duet. Whilst I played with another flutist I made sure I was sin tune with her and was in the right timing with her. In all I think I conveyed the composer's, G.F Handle's, intentions well, by creating a happy and relaxing impression whilst playing. However if I had the chance to do my performance again, I would have made the dynamics clearer to add more effect into the music and I would have made sue to play all the notes correctly. ...read more.

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