There are two minuets in Bach’s Cello Suite no. 1. The first is in the (major) key of the suite and the next is in its parallel minor. The minuet was one of the few dance forms that was actually still danced in the 18th century. In a three-pulse feeling, it was typically for a dancing couple, although in this video, three dancers dance to a minuet of Charles Dieupart.
Here’s my practice session of the first minuet:
In Bach’s suite, the second minuet acts like a trio, leading back to a repetition of the first minuet. And here is my session of the second minuet:
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