Audio

Bach French Suite No. 5 in G major - Loure

Bach French Suite No. 5 in G major - Loure

Loading

This item is included in our

French Suite No. 5 Pack

All parts of this Suite are also available individually:

French Suite no. 5 – Allemande
French Suite no. 5 – Courante
French Suite no. 5 – Sarabande
French Suite no. 5 – Gavotte
French Suite no. 5 – Bourrée
French Suite no. 5 – Loure
French Suite no. 5 – Gigue


This is the sixth movement of Johann Sebastian Bach’s French Suite no. 5 in G major, played on piano. It is a ‘Loure’: The Loure, also known as the ‘gigue lourée’ or ‘gigue lente’ (slow gigue), is a French Baroque dance, probably originating in Normandy and named after the sound of the instrument of the same name (a type of musette). It is of slow or moderate tempo, sometimes in simple triple meter but more often in compound duple meter. The weight is on the first beat, a characteristic emphasised by the preceding anacrusis, which begins the traditional loure. Another feature is the lilting dotted rhythm.

by
by
by
by
by
by