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F-sharp minor is a minor scale based on F-sharp, consisting of the pitches F♯, G♯, A, B, C♯, D, and E. For the harmonic minor, the E is raised to E♯. Its key signature has three sharps.
Its relative major is A major, and its parallel major is F-sharp major.
Changes needed for the melodic and harmonic versions of the scale are written in with accidentals as necessary.
Very few symphonies are written in this key, Haydn's Farewell Symphony being one famous example. George Frederick Bristow and Dora Pejačević also wrote symphonies in this key.
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.
In addition to the Farewell Symphony, Haydn's Piano Trio No. 40 (Hob. XV:26) and String Quartet Op. 50, No. 4 are in F-sharp minor.
Mozart's only composition in this key is the second movement to his Piano Concerto No. 23 in A major.
Notable works in F-sharp minor
- Johannes Brahms – Piano Sonata No. 2, Op. 2
- Dieterich Buxtehude – Prelude in F-sharp minor, BuxWV 146
- Joseph Haydn – Symphony No. 45, Farewell Symphony
- Alexander Glazunov – Symphony No. 2
- George Frederick Bristow – Symphony in F-sharp minor, Op. 26
- Dora Pejačević – Symphony in F-sharp minor, Op.41 (1918)
- Frédéric Chopin – Polonaise in F-sharp minor, Op. 44
- Chopin – Nocturne, Op. 48, No. 2
- Chopin – Mazurka No. 3, Op. 59
- Ernő Dohnányi: Suite in F-sharp minor
- Gabriel Fauré – Pavane, Op. 50
- Sergei Rachmaninoff – Piano Concerto No. 1, Op. 1
- Rachmaninoff – Prelude in F-sharp minor No. 1, Op. 23
- Robert Schumann – Piano Sonata No. 1, Op. 11
- Alexander Scriabin – Piano Concerto, Op. 20
- Dmitri Shostakovich – Prelude and Fugue No. 8, Op. 87
- Georg Philipp Telemann – Fantasy for Solo Flute No. 10
- Henryk Wieniawski – Violin Concerto No. 1, Op. 14
- ^ p. 30 Hopkins London (1964) n. 1 Anthony Talking About Concertos Heinemann
- A. Morris, "Symphonies, Numbers And Keys" in Bob's Poetry Magazine, III.3, 2006.
Diatonic scales and keys
|The table indicates the number of sharps or flats in each scale. Minor scales are written in lower case.