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The Swan as a Duo with Bach Prelude from Suite No 1 for 2 cellos !

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By Georg Mertens

Cello Duet Cello - Level 3 - Digital Download
Composed by Georg Mertens, Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), and Camille Saint-Saens (1835-1921). Arranged by Georg Mertens. Baroque, Concert, Contemporary, Romantic Period, World. Score. 6 pages. Georg Mertens #3508383. Published by Georg Mertens (A0.790845).

Item Number: A0.790845

Saint-Saens "The Swan" together with Bach's Prelude No 1 G major from Suite No 1. Does that work at all? A student asked me to try as the beginnings sounded to her similar. Her ideas were always interesting so I tried. Of course I had to modify the rhythm of Bach's Prelude from 4/4 fitting the Swan's 6/4. So I did, and indeed for several bars it just fitted encouraging me to complete the "Bach" accompaniment using elements of the Prelude to fit the Swan.
A surprising and entertaining sound combination!
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  • April 30, 2021 hand written

    a little disappointed that this is hand-written which makes for difficult reading. If the preview had shown this I probably wouldn't have bought it

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