Sheet Music: Menuetto I and II

TitleMenuetto I and II
from Sonata No. 4 in C major for flute and continuo
Alternate titlesTwo Menuettos
Opus numberBWV 1033, Mvmt. 4
ComposerJohann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)
InstrumentationFlute and Harpsichord/Piano
KeyC major
Time signature3/4
Tempo128 BPM
Performance time2:30
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2010-03-28
Last updated2010-07-28
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Baroque, Minuets, Sonatas, Written for Flute


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Sunday 28 March 2010

Tune of the Day: Two Menuettos

from J.S. Bach's Flute Sonata in C major

Is Flute Sonata in C major, BWV 1033, truly by a Bach? And if so, which Bach? This is one of three “Bach” flute sonatas of questionable attribution; the earliest surviving copy was made by Bach's son Carl Philipp Emanuel, who may simply have been serving as his father's copyist.

The work falls into four movements, in something of the chamber sonata style but without explicitly naming any dance patterns until the ending fourth movement, which is actually a pair of graceful minuets. Typically for this format, the second is capped by a terse repeat of the first.

Other Movements from the same Work

1.Andante Flute & Piano
2.Allegro Flute & Piano
3.Adagio Flute & Piano
4.Menuetto I and II Flute & Piano