Saraband from Cello Suite V for Tuba & Piano (Tuba Sonata movement 2)

J. S. Bach
Year of composition
Difficult (Grades 7+)
4 minutes
Classical music
Solo instrument + piano (Tuba)
Instrumental parts
Not available

This is a setting of the saraband from Cello Suite No 5 by J. S. Bach. I have always loved playing the Bach cello suites on the tuba and thought it would be interesting to set this one as the second movement of my Tuba Sonata with a piano accompaniment.

I have tried to point up the implicit harmony from the solo line but have not tried to write a Bach piano part (as I don't have the skill or knowledge). The piano part goes from simplicity to extreme virtuosity. It is posted at this time to illicit comments from pianists on the piano part, as I am not a pianist. Anyone with any comments about the technical issues of the piano part, playability layout etc please drop me an e-mail.

The first movement is well underway and is a free fanatsy. The third movement will be a theme and variations as a homage to Jean Baptiste Arban.

Anyone interested in playing this please e-mail me.

David Carter

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