This very short piece is one of Carl Philipp Emanuel
Bach's best-known pieces; one of three 'solfeggios'
written in 1770. It is probably learned by every
aspiring pianist, and is sometimes used in examination
syllabuses (including ABRSM). Solfeggietto means little
study. I have used a public domain edition apparently
edited by Hans von Bulow, and have retained his octave
doublings. I have included the few notes he suggested
in the last bar to give a conventional ending. This
piece is played at many different tempi, and always
provides a challenge for the player to get the
semiquavers even. When played at a prestissimo tempo,
it requires well-trained and dextrous fingers.
This work is intended for piano and I incorporated what
I believe are accurate baroque articulations and