3 Bach Chorales (for solo classical guitar) 3pp

Composer
J. S. Bach
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Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 -1750)

J. S. Bach is the most famous of a German family of musicians. He was esteemed as an organist in his time, and received major standing as a composer due to a 19th-century revival. He was provincial, devoutly religious and produced a huge volume of both secular and ecclesiastical music noted for its prodigious counterpoint and harmonic expressiveness.

The following opinions give you some idea of his unique place in music: Mozart; ‘Now there is music from which a man can learn something.’ Brahms; ‘Study Bach; there you will find everything.’ Beethoven (who looked after Bach's impoverished daughter) ‘…an immortal god of harmony.’ Wagner; ‘…the most stupendous miracle in all of music.’ Debussy; ‘…a benevolent god to which all musicians should offer a prayer to defend themselves against mediocrity.’

The chorales show his harmonic gift. I transcribed these over a number of years, and on revision have not been able to pinpoint the third chorale in the selection. I’m sure someone will enlighten me.


Score ID
208383
Composer
J. S. Bach
Publisher
Difficulty
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
Duration
8 minutes
Instrumentation
Solo instrument (Classical Guitar [notation])
Genre
Classical music
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