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Sheet Music: Sarabande

TitleSarabande
from Cello Suite No. 5 in C minor
Opus numberBWV 1011
ComposerJohann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyC minor
RangeC4–Eb6
Time signature3/4
Tempo36 BPM
Performance time3:20
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2012-02-25
Last updated2012-02-25
CategoriesBaroque, Sarabandes

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Saturday 25 February 2012

Tune of the Day: Sarabande by J.S. Bach

from Cello Suite No. 5, transcribed for solo flute

The Sarabande from Bach's fifth Cello Suite is the second of only four movements in all six suites that doesn't contain any chords. The famous Russian cellist Mstislav Rostropovich described it as the essence of Bach's genius.

Yo-Yo Ma played this movement on September 11, 2002 at the site of the World Trade Center, while the first of the names of the dead were read in remembrance on the first anniversary of the attack.

Other Movements from the same Work

1.Prelude Flute solo
2.Allemande Flute solo
3.Courante Flute solo
5.Gavotte I and II Flute solo
6.Gigue Flute solo