The Partita No. 3 in E major for solo violin, BWV 1006.1 (formerly 1006), is the last work in Johann Sebastian Bach's set of Six Sonatas and Partitas. It consists of the following movements:[citation needed]

It takes about 20 minutes to perform.[citation needed]

Bach transcribed the Partita as a Suite, cataloged as BWV 1006.2 (formerly 1006a). The organist Wilhelm Tappert [de] claimed in 1900 that this arrangement was for lute solo, but present research[by whom?] indicates that it was for an unspecified instrument.[neutrality is disputed]

The most commonly found recordings are usually of the Preludio.[citation needed] The Preludio consists almost entirely of semiquavers (i.e. sixteenth notes).[citation needed] The Preludio was also transcribed by Bach for use in two cantatas:[citation needed]

The "Gavotte en Rondeau" is famously included on the Voyager Golden Record and often heard in TV or radio programs.[citation needed]

In 1933 Sergei Rachmaninoff transcribed for piano (and subsequently recorded) the Preludio, Gavotte, and Giga from this partita (as TN 111/1).[citation needed]

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