J.S. Bach: Orchestral Suite No. 1 In C major, BWV 1066 arranged for piano duet by Eleonor Bindman (GPC083)
This is the sheet music edition of a new arrangement of the Bach Orchestral Suite No. 1 in C major, BWV 1066, by Eleonor Bindman.
Orchestral Suite No. 1 In C major, BWV 1066
This regal and spacious movement assumes a slight hauteur. The characteristic dotted rhythms in the slow first section lead directly into a sprightly, sophisticated fugal section typical of Lully’s Ouvertures. The slower dotted rhythms return to complete the movement with satisfying elevation.
II. Courante. III. Gavotte I – II
The Courante employs a slow three-in-a-bar beat giving ample space for profuse decoration while the Gavottes provide a rather more energetic two in-a bar.
IV. Forlane. V. Menuet I – II
With each bar containing ebullient constant quaver movement in the inner parts, the Forlane exudes quiet energy while the very polished, stately Menuets are more restrained.
VI. Bourrée I – II. VII. Passepied
Even more energetic, the Bourrées’ two-in-a-bar are fleet and insistent. The final Passepied is more grounded giving a strong sense of closure and good spirits.
Text: Rodney Smith
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