Bach’s title for this movement indicates that here is an aria for posthorn and accompaniment. I have scored it for posthorn, strings and harpsichord continuo. Since posthorn players are rather hard to come by these days, I have indicated a suitable substitute: the high trumpet in B-flat (also known as a Bach trumpet.) With the profusion of early music ensembles, trumpet players who can cope with the high tessitura of Bach’s trumpet parts can now be found in many musical centers.
To listen to all six movements in order, just jump down to the bottom of the page after each movement finished. You will find a box labeled Associated Scores, and in this box are links to the succeeding movements.
In addition to perusing the score online and hearing it played by basic MIDI sounds with SCORCH, you can also listen online to an MP3 of each movement, made with enhanced musical sounds.
If you wish, you can also hear the work realized with digital musical sounds on the webpage devoted to this transcription on http://zasu.us/noteworthymusic . There you can learn more about renting the instrumental parts for public performances and/or recordings. Here is the link to that webpage:
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