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Clarinet Sheet music 5 clarinets (B-flat) , 1 bass clarinet. Johann Sebastian Bach
Bach, Johann Sebastian: "Tenor Aria" for Clarinet Quintet

"Tenor Aria" for Clarinet Quintet
BWV 87 No. 6
Johann Sebastian Bach

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Tenor Aria for Clarinet Quintet
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Composer :Johann Sebastian BachJohann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750)
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5 clarinets (B-flat) , 1 bass clarinet.

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Johann Sebastian BachMagatagan, Mike (1960 - )
Copyright :Public Domain
One of the greatest composers of all time. Bach wrote hundreds of pieces for organ, choir, as well as many other instruments. He spent most of his life as a church organist and a choir director. His music combines profound expression with clever musico-mathematical feats, like fugues and cannons in which the same melody is played against itself in various ways.

Cantata BWV 87 concentrates on the darker aspects of the Sunday Gospel, the guilt and fears of man. This work is full of interest, yet I find that it does not move me. The attractive opening aria has a lively, but dark, minor key orchestral introduction. The alto aria has a fascinating accompaniment from a pair of oboes da caccia playing over an arpeggiated continuo. This gives the feeling of something rather evil bubbling up from the depths! The aria following the next recitative is little more than an arioso itself. The final tenor aria is perhaps the high point of the cantata: Fervent sorrow is poured out to the rhythm of a siciliano, over seventh chord harmonies. The setting of the final chorale (with the melody of Jesu, meine Freude) is itself very harmonically rich.

Bach sets this rather severe text in a dense imitative aria (Movement 6). The duality of God and Son emphasized in the passage is ingeniously portrayed by the fact that the countersubject is a condensation of the last half of the main subject. This gives the movement a circular, layered effect and although this piece was originally written for voice and period instruments, I arranged it for my Friend Dr. Leonard Anderson Clarinet Quintet (4 Bb Clarinets & Bass Clarinet).
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Added by magataganm the 2012-12-21

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