Oboe, Bassoon, Woodwind Duet - Early Intermediate - Digital Download
Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). Arranged by Bruno Cavalcante. Baroque Period, Classroom, General Instructional, European, Recital. Individual Part, Set of Parts. 6 pages. Published by Bruno Cavalcante (S0.790299).
Item Number: S0.790299
In Baroque music, the key of B minor had a melancholy quality. Bach reserved it for a few of his most impressive works, such as the Kyrie in the Mass in B minor. Bach composed his ‘French’ suites as a young man of thirty, when he was working at the court of Köthen. However, the suites have nothing to do with the court. Bach wrote them for teaching purposes in his own private circle. The first five appear in their original form in the little music book he compiled in 1722 for his second wife Anna Magdalena, possibly as a wedding present. But Bach continued to rework the pieces. The later versions, with the addition of a sixth suite, have survived thanks to the many copies made by his pupils. They are rewarding practice pieces that despite a certain compositional complexity (it is Bach, after all), do not make extreme demands on the player.
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