Sheet Music: Courante

TitleCourante
from Cello Suite No. 1 in G major
Opus numberBWV 1007, Mvmt. 3
ComposerJohann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyG major
RangeC4–E6
Time signature3/4
Tempo100 BPM
Performance time2:35
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2010-04-12
Last updated2010-04-12
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Categories
Baroque, Courantes, Etudes

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Monday 12 April 2010

Tune of the Day: Courante

from Cello Suite No. 1 in G major by J.S. Bach, arranged for Flute solo

In the fixed structure of Bach's Cello Suites, the third movement of each suite is always a courante. This dance was popular in Baroque music in the 17th and early 18th centuries. The name comes from the French word for “running”: that's why it should be performed fast!

We now have the first four movements from Cello Suite No. 1 in G major: Prelude, Allemande, Courante and Sarabande.

Thanks to Laura for suggesting this piece!

Other Movements from the same Work

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