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Overture (Suite) No. 2 BWV 1067

B minor

By Johann Sebastian Bach

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Flute, strings and basso continuo (Study Score) - intermediate to advanced
B minor. Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). Edited by Harry Newstone. Arranged by Harry Newstone. This edition: Saddle stitching. Sheet music. Eulenburg Taschenpartituren (Pocket Scores). Baroque, Classical. Study Score. 821. 44 pages. Eulenburg Edition #ETP 821. Published by Eulenburg Edition (HL.49010305).

Item Number: HL.49010305

ISBN 9783795768423. 5.25x7.5 inches.

From early in the 17th century until the form engaged the interest of Johann Sebastian Bach, various notable German composers - including Rosenmuller, Fischer, Fasch and Telemann - had contributed to the development of the orchestral suite or 'Ouverture', which name betrays its French theatrical origins. From Bach himself only four such suites have come down to us due to the diligence of C.F.Penzel, who was a student at the Thomasschule from 1751, and who made copies of Bach's MSS he found there. Thus, neither the dates nor the order of composition of the suites can be established with any certainty. As to the present suite in B minor, recent criticism suggests that Bach's idiomatic flute writing in this popular suite would, even in 1737 or later, have been considered fashionably up-to-date even in Paris. It has also been suggested that the suite could have been written expressly for Pierre-Gabriel Buffardin, principal flautist of the Dresden Court Orchestra.

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