7 ene. 2008

Suite 2. VI. Gigue. (3/8 fast tempo)

There's something very emphatic about this rhythm. After the pick-up note it hit the ONE very strongly, descending a fifth from A to D. In fact the first beat of each measure is more strongly accented than in most of the movements. The Gigues are more dance-like than other positions in the six section Suites.

I don't know if I have sense of Suite 2 as a whole, other than the obvious fact that it is one of two in a minor key.