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French Suite I: Sarabande by J.S. Bach, arr. for String Quartet

Composer
Bach
Year of composition
1722
Lyricist
none
Difficulty
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
Duration
2 minutes
Genre
Classical music
Instrumentation
String quartet
Instrumental parts
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This sarabande comes from the first French suite of Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). Bach wrote the French Suites (BWV 812-817) around 1722. I have transposed it up a step for playability. It should be performed with a very smooth tenuto feeling, which is not adequately conveyed by the MIDI performance.

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