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Sheet Music: Gavotte I and II

TitleGavotte I and II
from Cello Suite No. 5 in C minor
Opus numberBWV 1011
ComposerJohann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyC minor
RangeC4–Eb6
Time signature2/2
Tempo60 BPM
Performance time5:05
Difficulty levelintermediate
Download printable scorePDF Sheet Music (92 kB) (preview)
Download audio tracksMIDI (12 kB) MP3 (2.4 MB)
Date added2012-03-12
Last updated2012-03-12
CategoriesBaroque, Gavottes

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Monday 12 March 2012

Tune of the Day: Two Gavottes by J.S. Bach

from Cello Suite No. 5, transcribed for solo flute

These two gavottes constitute the fifth movement of Johann Sebastian Bach's Suite No. 5 for Unaccompanied Cello. The first gavotte is chordal and anguished; in contrast, the second gavotte is completely chord-free, and makes a surprising switch to a lively compound meter.

Other Movements from the same Work

1.Prelude Flute solo
2.Allemande Flute solo
3.Courante Flute solo
4.Sarabande Flute solo
6.Gigue Flute solo