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Air from the Third Orchestral Suite (arr for string quintet of 3 violins, viola solo, and cello)

Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach
Arranger
Difficulty
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
Duration
4 minutes
Genre
Classical music
Instrumentation
String quintet
Instrumental parts
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Another arrangement for the Horsley Family String Ensemble (three violins, viola, and cello); this one featuring the viola as soloist. I have written the viola part down an octave and added a third violin to Bach’s original which mainly mirrors the cello, but also has additional harmony as needed. Even down the octave, the viola melody still is able to sing through, giving the viola a chance to shine on this well-known melody.

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