3 ene. 2008

Suite 1. V. Menuet I and II. (3/4 moderately fast)

This is one of my favorite movements in the entire six Suites. Another unforgettable melody. I don't know whether to love it more for its pure kinetic movement or its logical development of ideas.

Imagine it played faster: it would still work. Now slow it down in your mind: it takes on a different character but still works. It would be great transposed for piccolo.

There are two Menuets, played in order, with the first repeated once at the end again.

I can tell already I'm going to favor the fifth movements of these Suites. I love that lilting quality.