Orchestral Suite No. 2
Composed by J.S. Bach (1685 – 1750)
For Solo Flute with Flute Ensemble
Arranged by Robert Rainford
Published by Forton Music
Includes score and parts
solo flute, two flutes, alto flute, bass flute (optional contralto flute, contrabass flute)
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 its original form, while the accompanying choir has optional parts contra-alto and contrabass flutes. The opening Ouverture is by far the longest movement, with a slow and highly decorated opening followed by a 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 the 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.