Sheet Music: Menuets I and II

TitleMenuets I and II
from Orchestral Suite No. 1 in C major
Opus numberBWV 1066, Mvmt. 5
ComposerJohann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyC major
Time signature3/4
Tempo126 BPM
Performance time2:55
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2011-01-07
Last updated2011-01-07
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Friday 7 January 2011

Tune of the Day: Two Minuets by J.S. Bach

from Orchestral Suite No. 1 in C major

These two minuets are taken from J.S. Bach's Orchestral Suite No. 1. As pointed out by scholars, there are remarkable melodic similarities between this suite and the chorale “Dir, dir, Jehovah, will ich singen”, BWV 299, one of the very few chorale melodies regarded as being unquestionably Bach's own. In particular, there's an obvious resemblance between the chorale and Menuet I, while Menuet II, though seemingly unrelated, does also pick up the exact rhythms and pitches of the chorale melody.

Other Movements from the same Work

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