Tune of the Day: Two Bourrées by J.S. Bach
Probably written around 1715, the six English Suites for harpsichord are generally thought to be the earliest of Johann Sebastian Bach's 19 suites for keyboard.
This pair of bourrées, very fast dances in 2/2 time, is taken from Suite No. 2. The first bourrée features long runs of eighth notes and wild modulations, while the second bourrée has a more ceremonial air and breaks into the major mode.
Thanks to Sigrid for suggesting this piece!