PDF Download - Duet Only : Siciliana & Giga


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  • Movements: 3 & 4 from Sonata in F (HWV 369)
  • Composer: HANDEL, Georg Friedrich (1685 - 1759)
  • Instrumentation: flute1 & 2
  • Difficulty Level: Intermediate [UK grade 4]
  • Duration:  1:10" & 1:30" cca.
  • Flute 2 arr: R. Trubger
  • Genre: Baroque

Giga is fun to play and much easier than it sounds, making it a great choice for students who are just beginning to grow in confidence. A popular choice from the syllabus of grade flute exams, it also is suitable as a performance piece for GCSE students or as a concert item.

The included flute duet is the special feature of this edition, allowing the work to be performed by 2 equal flutes with or without a piano. Flute 1 has the complete flute solo, while the accompaniment is compressed into a single line for flute 2.

Siciliana (or Siciliano) is a gentle dance of love that has its origins in the island of Sicily and is a good contrast to the exuberant Giga (jig) dance.