The allemande is believed to be of German origin. Sometimes called almain it was originally in duple meter with a moderate tempo but evolved to a quadruple meter with a faster tempo. It is very often used as the first dance in the Baroque suite sometimes preceded by a prelude.

Allemande from French Suite No. 2 in C minor BWV 813 by J. S. Bach (binary form):

Gregorio Szames, piano. Recording courtesy of Piano Society and Gregorio Szames.

Harmonic Analysis

Part A

Part B


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