Sheet Music: Bourrée I and II

TitleBourrée I and II
from Cello Suite No. 3 in C major
Opus numberBWV 1009
ComposerJohann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyC major
Time signature2/2
Tempo60 BPM
Performance time4:25
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2011-11-29
Last updated2011-11-29
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Tuesday 29 November 2011

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

from Cello Suite No. 3, transcribed for solo flute

This pair of Bourrées constitutes the “galant” element of Johann Sebastian Bach's Cello Suite No. 3 in C major. You may notice that the second Bourrée, though in C minor, has only 2 flats in its key signature. This notation, common in pre-Classical music, is sometimes known as a partial key signature.

Other Movements from the same Work

1.Prelude Flute solo
2.Allemande Flute solo
3.Courante Flute solo
4.Sarabande Flute solo
5.Bourrée I and II Flute solo
6.Gigue Flute solo