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(1685 - 1750)
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Bach, Johann Sebastian: "O Little One Sweet" for Woodwind Quartet

"O Little One Sweet" for Woodwind Quartet
BWV 493
Johann Sebastian Bach



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Composer :Johann Sebastian BachBach, Johann Sebastian (1685 - 1750)
Instrumentation :

Wind quartet

Style :

Christmas - Carols

Arranger :
Publisher :
Johann Sebastian BachMagatagan, Mike (1960 - )
Copyright :Public Domain
"O Little One Sweet" (O Jesulein süß) is actually an old German tune, harmonized by Johann Sebastian with words first appearing in Scheidt's "Tablaturbuch" (1650).

When Georg Christian Schemelli published his Schemelli Gesangbuch (Schemelli's Songbook) in 1736, he called upon his friend Johann Sebastian Bach to provide the figured bass for many of the well-known Lutheran hymn tunes. One of Bach's 69 settings was for O Jesulein süss, a Christmas hymn by Paul Gerhardt from 1665. Bach let Gerhardt's five-line melody stand almost unaltered but added wonderful harmonies beneath it. The brief piece opens in the minor but cadences in the major by the end of the opening line, modulates briefly to the relative minor in the third and fourth lines and closes with the return of the opening line as the fifth and final line.

Although this piece was originally written for Chorus, I arranged it for Woodwind Quartet (Flute, Oboe, Bb Clarinet & Bassoon).
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Sheet central :Chansons et Arias (11 sheet music)
Added by magataganm the 2012-12-02


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This sheet music is part of the collection of magataganm :
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flûte
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