Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme (BWV 645) - Piano solo transcription

Piano solo transcription

J.S. Bach
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This is a piano solo transcription of Bach's BWV 645, also known as Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme. Beside Busoni's beautiful but difficult and embellished arrangement, I couldn't find a piano transcription that closely follows the original piece, so I made one myself.

My aim was to modify Bach's organ version as little as possibile, although in a few bars changing the pitch of a note by an octave was the only option. I substituted some of the hard to play trills and wrote out every ornament other than a full trill as to prevent the piece from becoming difficult.

Score ID
J.S. Bach
Year of composition
Year of arrangement
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
5 minutes
Solo instrument (Piano)
Classical music

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