Sheet Music: Minuet in G major

TitleMinuet in G major
from Notebook for Anna Magdalena Bach
Opus numberBWV Anh. 114
ComposerChristian Petzold (1677–1733)
Also attributed toJohann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyG major
Time signature3/4
Tempo120 BPM
Performance time1:40
Difficulty leveleasy
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Date added2009-04-09
Last updated2009-04-09
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Thursday 9 April 2009

Tune of the Day: Minuet in G major

Traditionally attributed to Johann Sebastian Bach

This famous piece was traditionally attributed to Johann Sebastian Bach, as it appears in the Notebook for Anna Magdalena, a notebook which Bach offered to his wife Anna Magdalena in 1725 and which was to be filled with favorite selections of the members of the Bach family.

However, recent research has concluded that this minuet (sometimes referred to as “BWV Anhang 114”) was probably composed by Christian Petzold, a German composer and organist contemporary with Bach.

As you will see, the score contains some suggestions for realizing ornaments in accordance with Baroque performance practice; when first learning the piece, you should ignore them.

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5.Minuet in G minor Flute solo
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19.Polonaise Flute duet
22.Musette in D major Flute solo
36.Minuet in D minor Flute & bass