Sheet Music: Prelude

from Cello Suite No. 1 in G major
Opus numberBWV 1007, Mvmt. 1
ComposerJohann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyG major
Time signature4/4
Tempo72 BPM
Performance time2:20
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2009-07-30
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Thursday 30 July 2009

Tune of the Day: Prelude

from Cello Suite No. 1 in G major by J.S. Bach

The Six Suites for Unaccompanied Cello by Johann Sebastian Bach are acclaimed as some of the greatest works ever written for solo cello.

The Prelude we propose today, mainly consisting of arpeggiated chords, is probably the best known movement from the entire set of suites. It is regularly heard on television and was featured in films such as Master and Commander and You Can Count on Me.

An important note: don't strive for speed at first; rather, focus on the quality of your tone.

Other Movements from the same Work

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