Sheet Music: Forlane

from Orchestral Suite No. 1 in C major
Opus numberBWV 1066, Mvmt. 4
ComposerJohann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyC major
Time signature6/4
Tempo72 BPM
Performance time1:20
Difficulty leveleasy
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Date added2010-12-30
Last updated2010-12-30
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Thursday 30 December 2010

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

from Orchestral Suite No. 1 in C major

This is the central movement of Johann Sebastian Bach's first orchestral suite, or overture as it is sometimes called. It is a forlane, also spelled furlana or friulana, a fast-paced Italian folk dance which originated in the province of Friuli Venezia Giulia, and which reached its popularity peak during Bach's lifetime.

The melody of this particular Forlane is played in perfect unison by two oboes and the first violin, while the second violin and the viola provide a flowing accompaniment.

Other Movements from the same Work

4.Forlane Flute solo
5.Menuets I and II Flute solo
7.Passepieds I and II Flute solo