3 ene. 2008

Suite 1: IV Sarabande (3/4 Slow)

The Sarabandes are slow, sensual dances. Extensive use of chords for the first time. It is just 16 measures of music (32 with repeats). A lot of rhythmic variation within a very brief span. This is a very beautiful melody, which isn't surprising, but it is surprising that the first three movements didn't have such distinctive melodies, being more based on the variation of patterns.