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A minor

A minor is a minor scale based on A, with the pitches A, B, C, D, E, F, and G. Its key signature has no flats and no sharps. Its relative major is C major and its parallel major is A major. The A natural minor scale is:

: { override Score.TimeSignature #'stencil = ##f elative c'' { clef treble key a minor empo 4 = 360 set Score.tempoHideNote = ##t ime 7/4 a4 b c d e f g a g f e d c b a2 } }

Changes needed for the melodic and harmonic versions of the scale are written in with accidentals as necessary. The A harmonic minor and melodic minor scales are:

: { override Score.TimeSignature #'stencil = ##f elative c'' { clef treble key a minor empo 4 = 360 set Score.tempoHideNote = ##t ime 7/4 a4^markup "A harmonic minor scale" b c d e f gis a gis f e d c b a2 } }

: { override Score.TimeSignature #'stencil = ##f elative c'' { clef treble key a minor empo 4 = 360 set Score.tempoHideNote = ##t ime 7/4 a4^markup "A melodic minor scale (ascending and descending)" b c d e fis gis a g! f! e d c b a2 } }

Well-known compositions in A minor

  • Johann Sebastian Bach
  • Violin Concerto in A minor, BWV1041
  • Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Violin Sonata No. 4, Op. 23
  • String Quartet No. 15, Op. 132
  • Bagatelle in A minor "Für Elise"
  • Johannes Brahms
  • Double Concerto, Op. 102
  • Frédéric Chopin
  • Étude Op. 10, No. 2 "Chromatique"
  • Étude Op. 25, No. 4
  • Étude Op. 25, No. 11 "Winter Wind"
  • Mazurka Op. 17, No. 4
  • Mazurka Op. 59, No. 1
  • Boléro, Op. 19
  • Prelude No. 2 in A minor, Op. 28/2
  • Waltz in A minor, Op. 34, B. 150
  • Charles-Valentin Alkan
  • 12 études in all the minor keys, Op. 39/1 "Comme le vent"
  • Franz Liszt
  • Transcendental Étude No. 2 "Fusées"
  • Edvard Grieg
  • Piano Concerto, Op. 16
  • Johann Nepomuk Hummel
  • Piano Concerto No. 2, Op. 85
  • Gustav Mahler
  • Symphony No. 6
  • Piano Quartet
  • Felix Mendelssohn
  • Symphony No. 3
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • Piano Sonata No. 8, K. 310
  • Piano Sonata No. 11, K. 331 / 300i
  • Camille Saint-Saëns
  • Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso, Op. 28
  • Cello Concerto No. 1, Op. 33
  • Franz Schubert
  • Piano Sonata No. 4, D. 537
  • Piano Sonata No. 14, D. 784
  • Piano Sonata No. 16, D. 845
  • Arpeggione Sonata, D. 821
  • Clara Schumann
  • Piano Concerto, Op. 7
  • Robert Schumann
  • String Quartet, Op. 41/1
  • Violin Sonata No. 1, Op. 105
  • Piano Concerto, Op. 54
  • Cello Concerto, Op. 129
  • Niccolò Paganini
  • Caprice No. 24
  • Jean Sibelius
  • Symphony No. 4
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams
  • Oboe Concerto
  • Dmitri Shostakovich
  • Violin Concerto No. 1, Op. 99