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.