Sheet Music: Allemande

from Cello Suite No. 2 in D minor
Opus numberBWV 1008
ComposerJohann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyD minor
Time signature4/4
Tempo56 BPM
Performance time3:25
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2011-07-28
Last updated2011-07-28
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Thursday 28 July 2011

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

from Cello Suite No. 2, arranged for solo flute

Here is the second movement of Johann Sebastian Bach's Cello Suite No. 2 in D minor. The allemande was originally a 16th-century duple-meter dance of moderate tempo, derived from dances supposed to be favored in Germany at the time (allemand is the French word for ‛German’). The Baroque composers of the 17th century experimented with the allemande, shifting to quadruple meter and ranging more widely in tempo.

Other Movements from the same Work

1.Prelude Flute solo
2.Allemande Flute solo
3.Courante Flute solo
4.Sarabande Flute solo
5.Menuets I and II Flute solo
6.Gigue Flute solo