Composed around 1720, Bach scored the second suite for strings and a single flute, unlike the other orchestral suites which called for larger Baroque ensembles.
"Badinerie" means "jest" or "trifle" in French and refers to a playful movement in a piece. Ironically, the only known badinerie is in fact the 7th and final movement of Bach's Orchestral Suite in B Minor.
Considered one of Bach's "Top 40" hits, the Badinerie has been transcribed by many afficionado's for solo, duo, and other instrumental combinations, not least a favourite ringtone. Robert Bekkers arranged this fun piece for the piano guitar duo.