Sheet Music: Bourrée I and II

TitleBourrée I and II
from Cello Suite No. 4 in E-flat major
Opus numberBWV 1010
ComposerJohann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyE-flat major
Time signature2/2
Tempo60 BPM
Performance time5:35
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2012-01-20
Last updated2012-01-20
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Friday 20 January 2012

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

from Cello Suite No. 4, transcribed for solo flute

This pair of bourrées constitutes the fifth movement of Johann Sebastian Bach's Cello Suite No. 4, BWV 1010. The first bourrée seems to implement a call-and-response illusion with a single line, while the second bourrée offers a lovely contrast with a limpid, quiet succession of quarter notes and textural simplicity.

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