6 English Suites | J.S. Bach, BWV 806 - 811

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The English Suites are a set of six suites written by Bach for harpsichord. These six suites are thought to be the earliest set that Bach composed aside from several miscellaneous suites written when he was much younger. It was likely composed around 1715.

Bach's English Suites display less of the Baroque English style than the French Suites with the French Baroque style. The term "English" is thought to date back to a claim made by Bach biographer J. Forkel about these works being composed for an English nobleman.

The six suites are:
· 1st Suite in A major:
Prelude, Allemande, Courante I, Courante II, Double I, Double II, Sarabande, Bourrée I, Bourrée II, Gigue.
· 2nd Suite in A minor:
Prelude, Allemande, Courante, Sarabande, Bourrée I, Bourrée II, Gigue
· 3rd Suite in G minor:
Prelude, Allemande, Courante, Sarabande, Gavotte I, Gavotte II, Gigue
· 4th Suite in F major:
Prelude, Allemande, Courante, Sarabande, Menuet I, Menuet II, Gigue
· 5th Suite in E minor:
Prelude, Allemande, Courante, Sarabande, Passepied I, Passepied II, Gigue
· 6th Suite in D minor:
Prelude, Allemande, Courante, Sarabande, Double, Gavotte I, Gavotte II, Gigue

Bach Suite English Piano Harpsichord Clavichord Baroque Prelude Allemande Gigue Double

Pages 11
Duration 19:20
Measures 412
Key signature 3 sharps
Parts 1
Part names Harpsichord
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