Schein's "Allemande"

An allemande is a type of dance very common in baroque suites. As I keep working through Grade 1 repertoire, I'm starting to encounter more and more of those dances: allemandes, rigaudons, and many, many menuets...

Johann Hermann Schein (1586 — 1630) was a German composer of the early baroque era. He was one of the first to import the early Italian style into German music (nearly a century before Bach!):

Sheet music for this piece:

Keith Snell's Essential Piano Repertoire (grade 1):

This article was updated on November 19, 2023

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