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4092809
4092809

Sheep May Safely Graze

from the "Birthday Cantata"

By Johann Sebastian Bach

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Piano (Piano) - SMP Level 8 (Early Advanced)
From the "Birthday Cantata". Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). BH Piano. Baroque. Single piece. Standard notation (does not include words to the songs). 5 pages. Boosey & Hawkes #M051280575. Published by Boosey & Hawkes (HL.48002604).

Item Number: HL.48002604

With standard notation (does not include words to the songs). Baroque. 9x12 inches.

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  • 5

    Difficulty Level:
    Intermediate/advanced
  • December 07, 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.

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  • 5

    Location:
    Washington, DC
    Difficulty Level:
    Intermediate/advanced
  • January 23, 2009 Excellent transcription

    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.

    41 of 78 people found this review helpful.
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  • 5

    Location:
    London
    Difficulty Level:
    Intermediate
  • January 07, 2009 excellent

    an excellent transcription of the piece.

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  • 5

    Location:
    Geneva, Switzerland
    Difficulty Level:
    Intermediate/advanced
  • 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!!

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  • 5

    Location:
    West Caldwell, New Jersey
  • October 07, 2007 Sheep May Safely Graze

    Definitely 5 stars. Bach Rules!! This beautiful piece is for the mature pianist.Gotta practice!

    43 of 82 people found this review helpful.
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