Some scholars believe that the original music was absorbed into his Cantata from , which narrows down the work's date somewhat; it was not written after , if this theory is correct.
The third version takes the instrumental parts back out of the cantata and realizes them again for strings, oboes, trumpets, timpani, strings, and continuo. The orchestral suite is also called an overture; these terms are used interchangeably, though the opening movement of this genre is called an overture as well.
It is generally made to imitate a collection of excerpts from French ballets and operas. French culture held sway over much of the rest of Europe in the eighteenth century. Many composers worked on this genre to the extent that it was the cornerstone of their output.
Telemann, the most famous composer residing in Germany during Bach 's lifetime, wrote upwards of over such orchestral suites. The beginnings of these orchestral suites imitates what one expects from an overture of a French grand opera, a poised, regal beginning, featuring the dotted rhythms that French aristocrats were particularly fond of in that day. These openings were then followed by collections of dances. There were general, fixed rules to how these dances were laid out, but those rules did not hold Bach fast.
In general, this was not the sort of thing he enjoyed writing.
His music tended to be either serious, or sacred, or both. He wrote a phenomenal amount of cantatas. Orchestral suites were something of a fluffier nature, foreshadowing the impending Gallant period. They were optimal for garden parties, trade fairs, and civic celebrations of all kinds, as well as an excellent source of income.
Bach wrote only four known orchestral suites, but he wrote them skillfully. Each of them is festive and fun. The secret ingredient in his overtures was to inject a bit of the Italian influence into each one. For all intents and purposes, Italian music was much more critical to Bach 's style than French music ever was, particularly in his absorption of Vivaldi 's concerto style, which brought out a speedy, visceral quality.
Thus the lofty tones of the French sound never gets turgid or boring.
Among the four orchestral suites, the fourth has some of the sweetest, loveliest qualities. It is in five movements, and is under 20 minutes in duration.
Never intended for close listening, these pieces often reveal the good nature of a man who usually only offers ecstatic visions and musical epiphany. There are also many unearthed works by Bach for keyboard that are not intended as art, but these are meant for teaching, and the sort of accidental beauty they contain is different from the orchestral suites. They were meant as part of a perfect day, not for correcting performance problems. Retrieved from " http: Contents 1 Performances 1. Performers Orchestre de chambre Paul Kuentz.
Performer Pages Papalin Recorders. Performer Pages Paul De Bra conductor. Performer Pages Christoph Lahme Organ. Live recording Concert 19th March at Essen Cathedral. Organ built by Rieger , Performer Pages Evgeniy E. Performer Pages Constantin Stephan harpsichord. These file s are part of the Werner Icking Music Collection. Because most of my transcriptions are never heard before, I decided to make a simple computer synthesized audio file for hearing control. Copyist Christian Friedrich Penzel — Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin D-B: The origin of the Violino Concertante part is unknown.
Bach-Gesellschaft Ausgabe , Band 31 pp. Dover Publications , Bach St , Faszikel 1, 2 Who copied which parts?
Editor Kurt Soldan — Ludwig Landshoff — These files are part of the Orchestra Parts Project. Editor Miguel Angel Cardozo-Montilla. Arranger Pierre Gouin - Contact. Arranger Franz Bader The oldest source is a partially-autographed set of parts from around Bach wrote out the trumpet, oboe, and timpani parts, and J. Bach's student Johann Ludwig Krebs wrote out the second violin and viola parts.
An arrangement of the second movement of the suite by German violinist August Wilhelmj — became known as Air on the G String. The source is lost, but the existing parts date from circa From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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Among the four orchestral suites, the fourth has some of the sweetest, loveliest qualities. In general, this was not the sort of thing he enjoyed writing. Happy Birthday Guy Touvron. List of compositions by Johann Sebastian Bach. Brandenburg Concertos ; Orchestra Suites Performers Orchestre de chambre Paul Kuentz. Contents 1 Performances 1.
Overture part 2 of 2. From Orchestral Suite No.
Movements 6 Minuet and 7 Badinerie. Air on the G String. First part of the Overture. Cambridge University Press , University of Illinois Press, pp.