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Bach, Johann Sebastian Johann Sebastian Bach
Germany Germany
(1685 - 1750)
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› Oboe and bassoon (1)
› Oboe and Guitar (1)
RECORDER
› Recorder (S. or T.) (1) Original
› alto recorder and guitar (2)
› 2 Recorders (duet) (1)
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› Kidd, Gerald (1)
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Bach, Johann Sebastian: Suite in E Minor for Harp

Suite in E Minor for Harp
BWV 996
Johann Sebastian Bach




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

Harp

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Style :

Baroque

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Publisher :
Johann Sebastian BachMagatagan, Mike (1960 - )
Key :E minor
Copyright :Public Domain
Nobody knows exactly what instrument J. S. Bach had in mind when composing (and, in some cases, arranging) his many pieces now considered to be for lute; indeed, some of these works are all but unplayable on any known variety of Baroque lute, and it may well be that in these cases he was writing for a peculiar device known as the Lautenwerk--a kind of harpsichord mechanism designed to approximate the timbre of the lute. A surviving manuscript of the Lute Suite in E minor, BWV 996, Bach's earliest work for lute (probably composed in Weimar sometime between 1707 and 1717, perhaps earlier), actually bears the inscription "Aufs Lautenwerk," though the words appear to have been written by another hand. In the end, the question is probably moot: both Lautenwerk and Baroque lute are, sadly, all but extinct, and today one almost always hears the E minor Suite (BWV 996), like all Bach's "lute" works, played on harp (remembering that Bach himself was never possessed of the relatively modern notion of absolutely specific instrumentation--his own arrangements of solo violin and cello works for lute prove this, and he would almost certainly not object to hearing the works on another instrument). The suite is laid out in the traditional Froberger keyboard suite model, to whose four basic dance movements--allemande, courante, sarabande, and gigue--Bach has added a florid Passaggio (a particular variety of prelude whose origins are to be found in the improvised introductions to Baroque organ toccatas) and a lively Bourrée.

The Passaggio (Prelude) is in fact a dual movement, beginning with a single-line melodic plunge that soon gives way to a more recitativo passage in which Bach sets isolated chords against more animated outbursts in the treble register. The second half of the prelude movement is a much more tightly-metered Presto built along miniature fugal lines. The Allemande is of the traditional kind, steady in rhythm and serious in tone. In this movement, BWV 996's possible keyboard genesis can be seen and heard in the hand-against-hand style of the two voices. Of special beauty is the mix of minor and major scales at the final cadence of the dance's second half. The Courante is a particularly graceful example of this triple-meter dance, its frequent lapses into hemiola serving as a vestigial reminder of the compact two against three rhythmic coloration that, three-quarters of a century before Bach's time, was so vital a part of courante style. The Sarabande, as a dance-genre, first came to Europe during the fifteenth century via the Spanish New World, and was originally a far raunchier (and faster) dance than those we know from the High Baroque literature. In the Sarabande of the E minor Lute Suite, we are given an example of the very slow, tender kind of sarabande that first began to pop up in France at the turn of the eighteenth century. The energetic Bourrée, with its (almost) unbending long/short-short rhythms and driving bass line, is of completely different stock. The concluding Gigue is very nearly a perpetual motion--the sixteenth notes only falter at the two cadence areas. During the second half Bach indulges in some delightful imitation on the inverted form of the first half's melody.

Source: AllMusic (http://www.allmusic.com/composition/suite-for-lute-in- e-minor-bwv-996-bc-l166-mc0002366343).

Although originally written for Lute. I created this Arrangement of the Suite No. 1 in E Minor (BWV 996) for Concert (Pedal) Harp.
Source / Web :MuseScore
Sheet central :Suite pour luth en Mi mineur (55 sheet music)
Added by magataganm the 2017-07-22


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This sheet music is part of the collection of magataganm :
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arrangements pour harpe
Collection of Harp Arramgements
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