In preparation for this piece I looked over the three Minuets that anyone who has ever learned an instrument has played, Beethoven's Minuet in G, Bach's Minuet in G, and Boccherini's Minuet in A. Of the three, which is the best? Boccherini of course, because he uses maj./min. changes and much syncopation.
The minuet is a social dance for two people of French origin usually in three and at a moderate tempo. Minuet refers to the small and dainty steps. Boccherini's structure is typical. Approximately AABBCCDDAA, where each section is 8 measures long and is repeated. I used the structure ABCDEADECBA where each section is 16 measures long and if a section is played in major first it is latter repeated in minor. So the only section which is repeated unchanged is A, which appears first and last in major and in the middle in minor.
All comments are welcome. Do the pedal marking for harp make sense?