Customer Reviews for Sheep May Safely Graze
December 7, 2012
Well worth getting
There's a fine performance of this on Leon Fleisher's "Two Hands" CD. Beautiful piece, though not for the Bach purist. This edition marks the main melodic line with barred (emphasized) notes. Bringing out that line in performance is not trivial, but the piece is not at the professionals-only level -- in fact, a good amateur should be able to sight-read it.
8 of 17 people found this review helpful.
Location: from Washington, DC
January 23, 2009
Egon Petri's transcription highlights the resonant harmonies of Bach's work to produce a delicate, intimate and unpretentious sound. This piece has been beautifully recorded by Leon Fleischer.
38 of 70 people found this review helpful.
Location: from London
January 7, 2009
an excellent transcription of the piece.
30 of 65 people found this review helpful.
Location: from Geneva, Switzerland
March 28, 2008
Still the Best
This more than 60 year-old transcription of this famous work by Bach remains firmly the No 1 for any aspiring concert pianist. I learned the first page from this site while waiting for my copy to cross the Atlantic! I've marked this towards 'advanced' because the 'voicing' of the theme is difficult to get right; this needs a LOT of work! If you have rather small hands, note that a slightly easier alternative rendering is offered in places. You can also shift some of the RH notes to the LH in places to make the trill and voicing easier. BTW, the suggested trill isn't right: start on the upper note and delay a bit. Overall, it's worth the effort; a guaranteed 'concert' success!!
35 of 70 people found this review helpful.
Location: from West Caldwell, New Jersey
October 7, 2007
Sheep May Safely Graze
Definitely 5 stars. Bach Rules!! This beautiful piece is for the mature pianist.Gotta practice!
36 of 70 people found this review helpful.
Location: from London UK
August 15, 2007
Heaven on earth
I came across this transcription by watching someone play it on youtube. It is one of the most beautiful and emotional pieces I've ever played on the piano. Egon Petri's transcription is the only one you should learn for this classic piece of Bach. Much fuller voicings than others I've come across.
32 of 61 people found this review helpful.
Location: from New York City
October 20, 2006
So many voices, just two hands
Leon Fleisher played this arrangement last night at Carnegie Hall. We were spellbound. It doesn't sound quite so nice when I play it, but just means there's so much more to the arrangement to find. Excellent choice for students learning multi-part voicing. I think Fleisher has it on a recording...it was truly breath taking.
8 of 11 people found this review helpful.