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Bach, Minuet in G major, BWV 841, Organ
Originating in 17th-century France, a minuet is a slow and graceful dance in 3/4 time for groups of couples. In music, the term refers to a dance piece with similar rhythm and time, but without the accompanying dancers. Several baroque and classical composers have written minuets for various instruments. Here is a relatively short and joyful minuet in G major by Johann Sebastian Bach.