J.S. Bach: Orchestral Suite No. 4 In D major, BWV 1069 arranged for piano duet by Eleonor Bindman (GPC086)
This is the sheet music edition of a new arrangement of the Bach Orchestral Suite No. 4 In D major, BWV 1069, by Eleonor Bindman.
Orchestral Suite No. 4 In D major, BWV 1069
Harmonic richness dominates the opening dotted rhythm section in the grand manner. A very expansive fugal section follows, marked by 6/8 time jollity and permeated by woodwind solo sections. The slower opening material returns to conclude with regal gravitas.
II. Bourrée I – II. III. Gavotte
Less emphatic than the Bourrée of Suite No. 3, these Bourrées have a certain neatness and formality. Bouree II is characterised by a rolling bassoon part in quavers throughout. Formality is retained in the following Gavotte, with its ornamental coruscations easily accommodated within a stately beat.
IV. Menuet I – II. V. Réjouissance
A cadential feeling infuses both Menuets, giving a suitably conclusive mood at this late stage in the Suite. Menuet I returns to round out the overall ABA form. The final Réjouissance bustles in a good-natured manner with a fast, marked three-in-a-bar. Listen for the brief humorous cadential surprises near the end.
Text: Rodney Smith