Sheet Music: Gigue

from Cello Suite No. 1 in G major
Opus numberBWV 1007, Mvmt. 6
ComposerJohann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyG major
Time signature6/8
Tempo84 BPM
Performance time1:40
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2010-10-29
Last updated2010-10-29
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Friday 29 October 2010

Tune of the Day: Gigue by J.S. Bach

from Cello Suite No. 1 in G major

This gigue is the piece that concludes Bach's Suite No. 1 for Unaccompanied Cello, BWV 1007. The gigue (also called giga or jig, even if these terms are generally only used for its Italian and British counterparts, respectively) was a lively dance, usually in 6/8 time or some other compound time. It was the most common form for the last movement of a Baroque suite.

Thanks to Luis for suggesting this piece!

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