Here is my other Corrente, from the b minor Partita.  As similar as the whole partita sounds from movement to movement (so much so that many violinists find themselves accidentally skipping to other movements mid-phrase), Bach found really interesting and different things to play with throughout.  In the Double of the Allemande, he doubles the musical tempo by putting the feel of the bars in 2 instead of 4.  In the Corrente, he writes every other bar line shorter, an elegant solution to making a 3/4 movement feel in 6!  

Musically, this one hops, skips and jumps all over the violin, leading you to believe it’s going one direction, then going to the complete opposite of the violin’s range.  Although it’s rhythm is in constant 8th notes, the harmonic and motivic development is very advanced.  The “double” of this movement will come soon, and is probably the fastest movement in the book, marked presto, and extremely demanding.  Good luck to me!

This  devilish “jig” is an Italianate running of 16th notes, virtuosic right to the last breath, and setting up wonderful contrast for the beginning of the Chaconne (the next movement), with it’s stately, pillar-like chords.