Stepping Stones to Bach. 24 Arrangements of J.S. Bach's masterpieces for easy/intermediate piano by Eleonor Bindman (GPC007)
Sheet music edition
Harpsichord Concerto in D minor, BWV 1052
Prelude from Cello Suite No. 1, BWV 1007
Finale of Brandenburg Concerto No. 6, BWV 1051
Goldberg Variation No. 22, BWV 988
Finale of Violin Concerto No. 2, BWV 1042
Gavotte from Violin Partita No. 3, BWV 1006
Badinerie from Orchestral Suite No. 2, BWV 1067
Fugue from Organ Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565
Bourrée I from Cello Suite No. 3, BWV 1009
Bourrée II from Cello Suite No. 3, BWV 1009
Adagio from Violin Sonata No. 3 , BWV 1016
Goldberg Variation No. 23, BWV 988
Preludio from Violin Partita No. 3, BWV 1006
Brandenburg Concerto No. 2, BWV 1047
Finale of Brandenburg Concerto No. 2, BWV 1047
Largo from Double Violin Concerto, BWV 1043
Flute Solo from the Easter Oratorio, BWV 249
“Wachet auf” Chorale Prelude, BWV 645
“Wachet auf” Cantata, BWV 140
Largo from Harpsichord Concerto in F minor, BWV 1056
“Ah, How Sweet Coffee Tastes" from Coffee Cantata BWV 211
Fugue from Lute Suite No. 2, BWV 996
Siciliano from Flute Sonata No. 2, BWV 1031
“Erbarme dich, mein Gott" from St. Matthew’s Passion, BWV 244
Johann Sebastian Bach left us an unparalleled legacy. His music has accompanied people through centuries of worship and brought countless moments of reflection, inner peace and wonder. It was even launched into space on the Voyager 1 space probe as one of humanity’s supreme achievements. No doubt, at any given moment there is someone somewhere on Earth playing something by Bach.
“Stepping Stones to Bach” is a new way for pianists to connect to the complete works of the great composer. Themes from masterpieces like The Brandenburg Concertos, The Passions, the Cantatas, selected Sonatas, Suites and works for organ have been simplified and adapted to the modern keyboard.
As a result, students of all ages can now participate in music-making of the highest quality without having to spend months to learn one piece. With the essentials left intact and closing cadences added at suitable points, playing each “Stepping Stone” is an accessible and satisfying experience.
These 24 simple piano arrangements are excellent student recital pieces, technique studies, warm-up and sight-reading exercises and building blocks for learning more difficult works.
“The music of my father has higher intentions. It is not supposed to fill the ear but make the heart move.” – C.P.E. Bach