Complete Suites for Unaccompanied Cello and Sonatas for Viola Da Gamba: (Sheet Music)

Complete Suites for Unaccompanied Cello and Sonatas for Viola Da Gamba: (Sheet Music)

by Johann Sebastian Bach

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Complete Suites for Unaccompanied Cello and Sonatas for Viola Da Gamba: (Sheet Music) by Johann Sebastian Bach

This superbly produced volume brings together a group of Bach's most performed compositions: nine works that masterfully reveal the deeply resonant glories of the cello and the viola da gamba. Reprinted here from the definitive Bach-Gesellschaft edition published by Breitkopf & Härtel of Leipzig, they include the six suites for unaccompanied cello (BWV 1007–1012) and three sonatas for viola da gamba and harpsichord (BWV 1027–1029), the latter most commonly played today on the cello. Alternative versions of the last two cello suites — providing notation at concert pitch for the scordatura Suite No. 5, and normal cello clefs in place of the original alto and soprano clefs of Suite No. 6 — appear in an appendix.
The cello suites, long neglected until Pablo Casals began to perform them early in the twentieth century, richly demonstrate Bach's intuitive feel for the cello, and his technical grasp of this instrument's extraordinary capabilities for musical expression. The three sonatas, among the few duo sonatas Bach composed, exuberantly demonstrate how Bach freed the harpsichord from a mere accompanying role and made it an equal partner in the duo texture.
This sturdily bound playing edition features wide margins and large noteheads clearly printed on fine-quality paper. It offers both amateur and professional musicians — along with music lovers who enjoy following a live or recorded performance, score in hand — a lifetime of pleasurable study and intimate enjoyment of a select group of Bach's most universally loved and admired works.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780486256412
Publisher: Dover Publications
Publication date: 05/01/1988
Series: Dover Chamber Music Scores Series
Edition description: Bach-Gesellschaft edition
Pages: 112
Product dimensions: 9.34(w) x 12.12(h) x 0.23(d)

Table of Contents

Six Suites for Unaccompanied Cello
  "Suite No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007"
    Prélude
    Allemande
    Courante
    Sarabande
    Minuet
    Gigue
  "Suite No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1008"
    Prélude
    Allemande
    Courante
    Sarabande
    Minuet
    Gigue
  "Suite No. 3 in C Major, BWV 1009"
    Prélude
    Allemande
    Courante
    Sarabande
    Bourrée
    Gigue
  "Suite No. 4 in E-flat Major, BWV 1010"
    Prélude
    Allemande
    Courante
    Sarabande
    Bourrée
    Gigue
  "Suite No. 5 in C Minor, BWV 1011"
    Prélude
    Allemande
    Courante
    Sarabande
    Gavotte
    Gigue
  "Suite No. 6 in D Major, BWV 1012"
    Prélude
    Allemande
    Courante
    Sarabande
    Gavotte
    Gigue
Three Sonatas for Viola da Gamba and Harpsichord
  "Sonata No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1027"
    Adagio
    Allegro ma non tanto
    Andante
    Allegro moderato
  "Sonata No. 2 in D Major, BWV 1028"
    Adagio
    Allegro
    Andante
    Allegro
  "Sonata No. 3 in G Minor, BWV 1029"
    Vivace
    Adagio
    Allegro
Appendix
  "Suite No. 5 in C Minor, Notated at Concert Pitch"
    Prélude
    Allemande
    Courante
    Sarabande
    Gavotte
    Gigue
  "Suite No. 6 in D Major, Noated in Bass and Tenor Clefs"
    Prelude
    Allemande
    Courante
    Sarabande
    Gavotte
    Gigue

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Great Cello book for the beginner. Delivered ontime.... Great Music book....