Composer
BACH,JS
Title
Orchestral Suite #2 (Suite in b minor)
Instrumentation
solo flute, 2 flutes, alto flute, bass flute, (optional contralto flute, optional contrabass flute)
Arranger
Robert Rainford
Publisher
Forton Music
Grade
3
Product Code
10F3800FM090
Johann Sebastian Bach (JS Bach) (1685 - 1750) parts and score flute choir: solo flute, two flutes, alto flute, bass flute (optional contralto flute, contrabass flute) solo flute with flute choir

This is an arrangement of the famous Orchestral Suite n2 in D for solo flute and flute choir.  The solo part has been left in it's original form, while the accompanying choir has optional parts contra-alto and contrabass vlutes.  The opening Ouverture is by the far the longest movement, with a slow and highly decorated opening followed bya quick fugal section.  A selection of dances follow:  a Rondeau, a Sarabande, two Bourees, a Polonaise with a variation, a Minuet and finally the famous Badinerie.  The solo flute sometimes doubles thef first flute part, but in other movements (most notably the Polonaise variation and the Badinerie) it has its own important part to play.  Truly a chance for a wider range of musicians to get to play this deservedly famous suite.

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