Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750) was a German
composer and musician of the Baroque period. He
enriched established German styles through his skill in
counterpoint, harmonic and motivic organisation, and
the adaptation of rhythms, forms, and textures from
abroad, particularly from Italy and France. Bach's
compositions include the Brandenburg Concertos, the
Goldberg Variations, the Mass in B minor, two Passions,
and over three hundred cantatas of which around two
hundred survive. His music is revered for its technical
command, artistic beauty, and intellectual depth.
Bach's abilities as an organist were highly respected
during his lifetime, although he was not widely
recognised as a great composer until a revival of
interest in and performances of his music in the first
half of the 19th century. He is now generally regarded
as one of the greatest composers of all time.
The Ouverture Suite in F Major (BWV 820), is a 6
movement Suite which Johann Sebastian Bach wrote for
the clavier (harpsichord or clavichord) is believed to
heve been composed in the year 1705.
Although originally written for Harpsichord. I created
this Arrangement of the Bourrée from the Ouverture
Suite in F Major (BWV 820 No. 4) for Viola & Cello.