My Spirit Be Joyful (from Cantata No. 146) composed by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). Arranged by David Giardiniere. Orchestra. Part(s); Score; String Orchestra. Belwin Concert String Orchestra. Form: Transcription. Baptism; Baroque; Christ the King; Christmas; Easter; Fall; Masterwork Arrangement; Sacred; Spring; Winter. Grade 3.5. 132 pages. Published by Belwin Music (AP.33690).
Sure to become a standard! This beautiful transcription keeps the original key of the work and all string lines intact, with some re-voicing of the oboe parts to preserve Bach’s counterpoint. The meter has been changed from 3/8 to 3/4 time, allowing for greater accessibility with student musicians, and the string bass line has been realized from the continuo part with minor alterations in the more virtuosic passages.
List/syllabus: TX UIL PML: Orch, Strings, Guitar
Concert/Contest; Festival; Solo with ensemble.