Sheet Music: Bourrée I and II

TitleBourrée I and II
from Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B minor
Opus numberBWV 1067, Mvmt. 4
ComposerJohann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyB minor
RangeE4–C♮6
Time signature2/2
Tempo104 BPM
Performance time1:50
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2011-01-28
Last updated2011-01-28
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Baroque, Bourrées, Written for Flute

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Friday 28 January 2011

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

from Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B minor

These two bourrées constitute the very central part of the famous B-minor suite. The first one has a more decided, martial feel to it, while the second is sweeter and more flowing. Both are, as usual, in binary (AABB) form. In performance, they are normally followed by a repeatless restatement of the first bourrée.

Thanks to Connor for suggesting these pieces!

Other Movements from the same Work

2.Rondeau Flute duet
2.Rondeau Flute solo
3.Sarabande Flute solo
4.Bourrée I and II Flute solo
5.Polonaise and Double Flute solo
6.Minuet in B minor Flute solo
6.Minuet in B minor Flute trio
7.Badinerie Flute solo
7.Badinerie Flute quartet