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I went to a Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra concert this past Sunday. The only composer was Johan Sebastian Bach. they played his orchestral suites. His third suite(BWV 1068) is probably is most famous. the second movement is the famous "Air on a G String" he wrote four suites all together they were written between 1717 and 1738. These works along with the Brandenburg Concertos may be the easiest of Bach's music to listen to for beginners. Air on a G String along with Sheep May Safely Graze and Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring are among Bach's most famous works.
These pieces of music were originally called "overtures". They all have several movements to them. an overture is usually one movement. It is an opening to an opera or other large work. The first part of the word "Overture" means opening.
In Classical music of Jazz Music the word "Suite" can have many meanings. since the 19th Century it means a smaller piece of music that is part of a bigger piece such as the Nutcracker Suit from the Ballet. It can mean several short pieces of a larger piece in the same key.
These are some very popular pieces by Bach. They have been used by Hollywood in various movies and TV shows "The Bachelorette" from 2012 and Chasing Butterflies from 2009. Bach's music is often used by Hollywood.
The Orchestral Suites are not to be confused with the French Suites of English Suites. They were written for harpsicord. I am not familiar with the English or French Suites. I am not in to solo harpsicord music. The harpsicord is a musical instrument similar to the piano that was popular in the Baroque period. In 1940 Jazz/Big Band leader Artie Shaw used a harpsicord in the song "Special Delivery Stop" as I have stated I also like Jazz, Big Band and Swing music.