Arioso (from Sinfonia BWV 156)

ID: SM-000212704
ComposerJohann Sebastian Bach
Arranger Donald Sade
PublisherDonald Sade
Year of composition 2013
Genre Classical
Key G major
Instrumentation Classical guitar
Scored forSolo
Type of scoreFor a single performer
Duration 1'20"
Movement(s) 1 to 1 from 1
Difficulty Medium
Description The Arioso from J. S. Bach’s Sinfonia (BWV 156) has been transcribed for many combinations of instruments, and for many solo instruments, including guitar. This transcription, for classical guitar, is based on the Neue Ausgabe Sämtlicher Werke published in 1996 by the Johann-Sebastian-Bach Institut Göttingen and the Bach-Archiv Leipzig (Bärenriter, Kassel). This edition is based on manuscripts from the 18th and 19th century, not in J. S. Bach’s handwriting, and is scored for Oboe, Violins I and II, Viola, and Violone or Organ continuo in F major. In the transcription for Guitar I tried to preserve the sense of the continuo and the inner parts in a single bass line as far as the limited octave range of the Guitar allowed. The transcription is transposed to G major, a friendlier key for guitar. The original Arioso is one movement of a larger work and ends on the dominant chord, but because the Guitar transcription is intended as a complete piece in itself I resolve it to the tonic.
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