Sheet Music: Sarabande

from Partita No. 2 in D minor for solo violin
Opus numberBWV 1004, Mvmt. 3
ComposerJohann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyD minor
Time signature3/4
Tempo44 BPM
Performance time3:35
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2011-07-07
Last updated2011-07-07
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Thursday 7 July 2011

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

from Partita in D minor for solo violin, arranged for solo flute

This is the third movement of Johann Sebastian Bach's Partita in D minor for solo violin, BWV 1004. Let us remember that the sarabande was originally a stately dance of Spanish origin, generally featuring accents on the second and third beats of each measure. In Bach's time, however, it was just a traditional movement of the Baroque suite, and was played much slower than the original dance. Moreover, as you can see, the late Baroque sarabande contains more written-out ornaments.

Other Movements from the same Work

1.Allemande Flute solo
2.Courante Flute solo
3.Sarabande Flute solo
4.Giga Flute solo