Sheet Music: Badinerie

from Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B minor
Opus numberBWV 1067, Mvmt. 7
ComposerJohann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyB minor
Time signature2/4
Tempo120 BPM
Performance time1:25
Difficulty leveladvanced
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Date added2009-08-02
Last updated2015-09-04
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Baroque, Double tonguing, Show-off pieces, Written for Flute


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Sunday 2 August 2009

Tune of the Day: Badinerie

from J.S. Bach's Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B minor

In the 20th century this last movement from Orchestral Suite No. 2 has become one of the most famous show-pieces for solo flutists, due to its quick pace and difficulty.

It is also often heard as a mobile phone ringtone, since it became one of the favorite Bach ringtones on the first polyphonic models by Nokia.

The term “badinerie” (from the French badiner, ‛to jest’) arose during the 18th century, when this brief and lively dance was first included as a movement in the Baroque suite.

Other Movements from the same Work

2.Rondeau Flute duet
2.Rondeau Flute solo
3.Sarabande Flute solo
4.Bourrée I and II Flute solo
5.Polonaise and Double Flute solo
6.Minuet in B minor Flute solo
6.Minuet in B minor Flute trio
7.Badinerie Flute solo
7.Badinerie Flute quartet