Sheet Music: Minuet in D minor

TitleMinuet in D minor
from Notebook for Anna Magdalena Bach
Opus numberBWV Anh. 132
ComposerJohann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)
InstrumentationFlute and bass instrument
KeyD minor
RangeC#4–Bb5
Time signature3/4
Tempo120 BPM
Performance time0:50
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2011-11-13
Last updated2011-11-13
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Sunday 13 November 2011

Tune of the Day: Minuet in D minor

by Johann Sebastian Bach, arranged for flute and bass instrument

This is one of a number of pieces of doubtful authorship from the Notebook for Anna Magdalena Bach, a collection of keyboard pieces given to her by her husband J.S. Bach. This Minuet in D minor is quite simple and straightforward, quite at odds with the style of J.S. Bach, though he cannot absolutely be ruled out as the work's author. It is reflective in its elegance, intimate in its gracefulness, and quite catchy in its simple, melodic charm.

Other Movements from the same Work

4.Minuet in G major Flute solo
5.Minuet in G minor Flute solo
16.March in D major Flute solo
19.Polonaise Flute duet
22.Musette in D major Flute solo