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Sheet Music: Prelude

TitlePrelude
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
Tempo42 BPM
Performance time6:20
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2012-03-28
Last updated2012-03-28
CategoriesBaroque

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Wednesday 28 March 2012

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

from Cello Suite No. 5, transcribed for solo flute

Johann Sebastian Bach's fifth Suite for solo cello replaces the toccata-like prelude of the rest of the set with an overture in the French style, beginning with a slow, emotional Adagio that explores the deep range of the cello. After that comes a fast and very demanding single-line fugue, that leads to a powerful end.

Other Movements from the same Work

2.Allemande Flute solo
3.Courante Flute solo
4.Sarabande Flute solo
5.Gavotte I and II Flute solo
6.Gigue Flute solo