Composer
TELEMANN
Title
Twelve Fantasies
Instrumentation
flute
Editor
Robert F. Cole
Publisher
Southern Music Co.
Grade
3
Product Code
03S08000B334

Twelve Fantasies for flute alone by G.P. Telemann
Edited by Robert F. Cole

The "Twelve Fantasies" are a faithful reflection of the "gallant style" of the age. They were written about 1732, during the height of Telemann's career and faithfully depict his movement away from the Baroque into freer forms.

Freedom and feeling are the key to the "Twelve Fantasies." The freedom in structure, key and time give an improvisory and somewhat spontaneous feeling to these works. Telemann, as did other composers of his era and style, did not suggest any dynamic markings or phrasings. This was left largely to the personal preference of each performer (quite in line with the idea of freedom in music). 

Fantasie #1 in A Major (TWV 40:2)
Fantasie #2 in a minor (TWV 40:3)
Fantasie #3 in b minor (TWV 40:4)
Fantasie #4 in Bb Major (TWV 40:5)
Fantasie #5 in C Major (TWV 40:6)
Fantasie #6 in d minor (TWV 40:7)
Fantasie #7 in D Major (TWV 40:8)
Fantasie #8 in e minor (TWV 40:9)
Fantasie #9 in E Major (TWV 40:10)
Fantasie #10 in f# minor (TWV 40:11)
Fantasie #11 in G Major (TWV 40:12)
Fantasie #12 in g minor (TWV 40:13)

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