How does a Minuet by D Scarlatti differ from the Minuets in JS Bach Keyboard works? In terms of Dynamics, texture, style, articulation and other personal characteristics that is typical of Bach and typical of Scarlatti. How does a Minuet distinguish itself as a minuet and How does a minuet by Bach and Scarlatti differ. In my opinion, Minuets by Bach are usually grand and Majestic, fit for a dance ball in the baroque era and those by Scarlatti usually sound typical of Scarlatti, usually presto, sometimes a bit 'Spanish'. HOwever, is there a basis to my opinion here ?