Sheet Music: Sarabande

from Cello Suite No. 2 in D minor
Opus numberBWV 1008
ComposerJohann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyD minor
Time signature3/4
Tempo30 BPM
Performance time5:35
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2011-08-19
Last updated2011-08-19
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Friday 19 August 2011

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

from Cello Suite No. 2, arranged for solo flute

The extremely slow sarabande from Johann Sebastian Bach's Suite No. 2 for Unaccompanied Cello may sound a bit sad, but it's a really beautiful piece of Baroque music. The world-famous cellist Mstislav Rostropovich memorably described this movement as “an essay in white-hot solitude”.

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