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Bach: Orchestral Suite in D : Air (on a G string) - wind quintet

By Johann Sebastian Bach

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Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Woodwind Quintet, Horn in F
Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). Arranged by Ray Thompson. Baroque Period, Repertoire, Anniversary, Birthday, Wedding. Score, Set of Parts. 8 pages. Published by RayThompsonMusic (S0.128529).

Item Number: S0.128529

Bach's third Orchestral Suite in D major, composed in the first half of the 18th century, has an "Air" as second movement, following its French overture opening movement. In the late 19th century violinist August Wilhelmj arranged the second movement of Bach's third Orchestral Suite for violin and an accompaniment of strings, piano or organ (harmonium). On the score he had "auf der G-Saite" (on the G string) printed above the stave for the solo violin, which gave the arrangement its nickname.In Wilhelmj's version the piece is transposed down from its original key (D major) to C major. Then the part of the first violins is transposed down a further octave and given to a solo violin that can play the entire melody on its lowest string, the G string. The dynamic markings added by Wilhelmj are more in line with a romantic interpretation than with the baroque original.I have arranged it for wind quintet: The melody is shared out.Very popular for weddings!

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