1 ene. 2008

Suite 1: II. Allemande. 2/2 Moderate tempo

This one has a sweeping, powerful melody, with a lot of up and down movement. This is not as horizontal sounding as the prelude. The allemandes are dignified German dances in moderate tempo. There are two sixteen measure sections, each one repeated twice. A lot happens in each section. The second is a variation on the first. Only Bach would introduce so subtle a variation in the second half of the movement.