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Sheet Music: Bourrée I and II

TitleBourrée I and II
from Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B minor
Opus numberBWV 1067, Mvmt. 4
ComposerJohann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyB minor
RangeF#4–C♮6
Time signature2/2
Tempo104 BPM
Performance time1:50
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2011-01-28
Last updated2011-01-28
CategoriesBaroque, Bourrées, Written for Flute

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Friday 28 January 2011

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

from Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B minor

These two bourrées constitute the very central part of the famous B-minor suite. The first one has a more decided, martial feel to it, while the second is sweeter and more flowing. Both are, as usual, in binary (AABB) form. In performance, they are normally followed by a repeatless restatement of the first bourrée.

Thanks to Connor for suggesting these pieces!

Other Movements from the same Work

2.Rondeau Flute solo
3.Sarabande Flute solo
5.Polonaise and Double Flute solo
6.Minuet in B minor Flute solo
7.Badinerie Flute solo
7.Badinerie Flute quartet