Air from the Suite No. 3 in D for Guitar & String Orchestra

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) Edited by Keith Terrett
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A little transcription for solo Guitar & String Orchestra of J.S. Bach’s Air on the G String.

A great piece with which to feature your Guitarist!

The original orchestral suite was written by Bach for his patron Prince Leopold of Anhalt some time between the years 1717 and 1723. The title comes from violinist August Wilhelmj’s late 19th century arrangement of the piece for violin and piano. By transposing the key of the piece from its original D major to C major and transposing the melody down an octave, Wilhelmj was able to play the piece on only one string of his violin, the G string. Later, a spurious story was put about that the melody was always intended to be played on the G string alone.

Score ID
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) Edited by Keith Terrett
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
4 minutes
Classical music
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