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J. S. Bach wrote a great many pieces during his lifetime, most of them for use in the church. From time to time he did write some solo keyboard works for clavier or harpsichord. Among them are the two English Suites, written in an attempt to assume the style of the English baroque composers, of whom Handel is the best known. Most musicologists would probably say that what Bach acheived is more in the French style of the time, but that does not make the pieces any less interesting.

There are two bourrees in the second English Suite, and we have chosen to present the livelier second bourree ("boo-RAY").

Scored in this version for two flutes and a cello, it works very well with any combination of two flutes, two violins, cello, or bassoon. Same piece for brass quintet, flute quartet, violin, viola, and cello, or saxophone quintet.

MP3 sound sample: entire piece (synthesizer/midi).

BOURREE by J. S. Bach, arranged by Tom Kirkland for two flutes and cello, comes in a pdf file of 188K, with a two-page score, three one-page parts, and a license page, six pages in all. Performance time should be about 1:45.