Home > String orchestra > BACH - STARR; Capriccio sopra la lontananza del suo fratello dilettissimo, for Baroque orchestra; 3 of 6. Adagissimo

In the third movement of this suite, Bach entered the region of the sublime – perhaps for the first time in his compositional career (he was only 19 at the time.) The movement is a short passacaglia, based on a four-bar ground bass. The opening melody is one of the most heart-rending Bach ever composed. An analysis of the piece is provided in my essay on page 2. This page is accessible with the page arrows found on Scorch.

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