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!