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Sheet Music: Menuets I and II

TitleMenuets I and II
from Cello Suite No. 2 in D minor
Opus numberBWV 1008
ComposerJohann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyD minor
RangeD4–G6
Time signature3/4
Tempo108 BPM
Performance time3:20
Difficulty levelintermediate
Download printable scorePDF Sheet Music (71 kB) (preview)
Download audio tracksMIDI (6 kB) MP3 (1.6 MB)
Date added2011-09-18
Last updated2011-09-18
CategoriesBaroque, Minuets

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Sunday 18 September 2011

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

from Cello Suite No. 2, arranged for solo flute

The fifth movement of Johann Sebastian Bach's second Suite for unaccompanied cello is made up of two minuets, the first in D minor and the second in the parallel major key of D major. While the first minuet has chords (rendered here as grace notes) in almost every measure, the second one has very few, and is mainly melodic.

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