F-sharp minor is a minor scale based on F♯, consisting of the pitches F♯, G♯, A, B, C♯, D, and E. Its key signature has three sharps. Its relative major is A major and its parallel major is F-sharp major (or enharmonically G-flat major).
|Relative key||A major|
|Parallel key||F-sharp major|
|Dominant key||C-sharp minor|
|F♯, G♯, A, B, C♯, D, E|
The F-sharp natural minor scale is:
Music in F-sharp minorEdit
The few concerti written in this key are usually written for the composer himself to play, including Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 1, Scriabin's Piano Concerto, Wieniawski's Violin Concerto No. 1, Vieuxtemps's Violin Concerto No. 2, and Koussevitzky's Double Bass Concerto.
Handel set the sixth of his eight harpsichord suites of 1720 in F-sharp minor. Aside from a prelude and fugue from each of the two books of Das Wohltemperierte Klavier, Bach's only other work in F-sharp minor is the Toccata BWV 910. Mozart's only composition in this key is the second movement to his Piano Concerto No. 23 in A major.
Notable classical compositions in F-sharp minorEdit
- Charles-Valentin Alkan: Concerto for Solo Piano: Allegretto alla barbaresca
- Johannes Brahms
- Frédéric Chopin
- Ernst von Dohnányi: Suite in F-sharp minor
- George Enescu: Piano Sonata No. 1, Op. 24, No. 1 (1924)
- Gabriel Fauré: Pavane, Op. 50
- César Franck
- Joseph Haydn
- Sergei Rachmaninoff
- Maurice Ravel: Sonatine
- Franz Schubert: Piano Sonata in F-sharp minor, D 571 (incomplete)
- Robert Schumann: Piano Sonata No. 1, Op. 11
- Alexander Scriabin
- Dmitri Shostakovich
- Igor Stravinsky: Piano Sonata in F-sharp minor (1903–04)
- Georg Philipp Telemann: Fantasy for Solo Flute No. 10
- Henryk Wieniawski: Violin Concerto No. 1, Op. 14
- Hopkins, Antony (1964). Talking About Concertos. London: Heinemann. p. 30.
- Anthony Morris, "Symphonies, Numbers and Keys" in Bob's Poetry Magazine, III.3, March 2006.
- Media related to F-sharp minor at Wikimedia Commons