Topic: "rule" for trilling? - Classical
Hi Early Music Fans,
I figured this was the best place to put a performance practice question. I'm studying the CPE Bach A minor solo flute sonata, and I'm concerned with whether the trills should be a whole or half step. Basically, the movement is in a minor, there is a big half cadence on the dominant, and I'm wondering if the trill should go E-F or E-F#. This occurs in all three movements. On the one hand, there is no F# in the key signature, and one should trill within the key signature (right?), but on the other hand, its a major-dominant. F natural is not part of the dominant key. I have my own leaning about which way it should be, but I'm wondering if there's some kind of "rule." I've already looked through CPE Bach's treatise, and found nothing related to this. Any thoughts, anyone?