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Bach, Johann Sebastian Johann Sebastian Bach
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(1685 - 1750)
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Bach, Johann Sebastian: Adagio in G Major for Horn & Harp

Adagio in G Major for Horn & Harp
BWV 968
Johann Sebastian Bach

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Composer :Johann Sebastian BachBach, Johann Sebastian (1685 - 1750)
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Johann Sebastian BachMagatagan, Mike (1960 - )
Key :G major
Copyright :Copyright © Mike Magatagan
Johann Sebastian Bach was better known as a virtuoso organist than as a composer in his day. His sacred music, organ and choral works, and other instrumental music had an enthusiasm and seeming freedom that concealed immense rigor. Bach's use of counterpoint was brilliant and innovative, and the immense complexities of his compositional style -- which often included religious and numerological symbols that seem to fit perfectly together in a profound puzzle of special codes -- still amaze musicians today. Many consider him the greatest composer of all time.

One lesson offered by historical studies of musical styles is that the greatest composers almost never abandon their musical heritage entirely even in their most progressive compositions. They tend to build their works upon existing styles and genres, and then transform them into new styles in ways unprecedented in their times. This is a transcription of the first movement of Bach's Sonata No. 3 in C major for solo violin (BWV 1005). While it is a finely crafted arrangement, it may be the work of his son Wilhelm Friedemann Bach. The movement is marked Adagio and since J.S. Bach scored the original for solo violin, the version for keyboard sounds quite different as harmonies and other details are added, thus putting flesh on a rather dainty, though quite adequate frame. Yet the piece is of such a distinctly barren character that it remains rather thinly scored in its keyboard incarnation. The work features a dark but elegant theme, whose serious manner translates well to the keyboard, but therein sounds a bit less intimate, albeit more colorful and fuller. Bach brilliantly weaves the melodic fibers, creating a richly nocturnal atmosphere in which the theme unfolds in lovely, descending waves. Harmonies often consist of arpeggiated chords and relatively little else. In the end, this piece is probably better-suited to the solo violin than to the keyboard, though Bach (whichever one fashioned it) made a quite workable version for the keyboard.

Source: AllMusic ( d-in-g-major-bwv-968-bc-l185-mc0002368849).

Although originally written for Harpsichord. I created this Arrangement of the Adagio in G Major (BWV 968) for French Horn & Concert (Pedal) Harp.
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Added by magataganm the 2017-06-22

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