bacsidoan wrote: ↑
Sun Jan 06, 2019 6:21 pm
"Air on the G-string", arranged by Emre Sabuncuoglu. The polyphonic and contrapuntal passages are very well crafted for a plucked instrument, very close to the real thing.
I have that score, in the pieces original key of D Major (bass E drops to D). Calling it by its popular 'Air on a G-string' name is a misnomer in this case because it was transposed by August Wilhelmj down so it could be entirely played on a violin's lowest (G) string. This is the popular second movement of Bach's Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV 1068. But you probably knew that!
The second passage is quite a challenge in Emre's arrangement, I even changed some of the fingerings to my own preference. The only thing that would be better is was if the bass line could follow the up/down octave pattern of the original (maybe on an 8 string?). An excellent arrangement and fun to learn.