Composer
BACH,JS
Title
Sonata in G (from BWV1027 & BWV1039)
Instrumentation
flute, piano
Arranger
Henner Eppel
Publisher
Zimmermann
Grade
3
Product Code
01Z040002556

Sonata in G Major (from BWV1027 & BWV1039) composed by J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
Arranged for Flute and Piano by Henner Eppel
Includes score and parts

The present arrangement is not meant to create the urtext version of a work which has survived in three versions by JS Bach: as a sonata for viola da gamba and obligato harpischord (BWV1027), a sonata for two flutes and figured bass (BWV 1039), and movements 1, 2, and 4 for organ.  This edition for flute and obligato harpsichord is rather a means, based on the baroque practice of trascribing, of bringing a considerable amount of tonal transparency to the concertizing of the two hight parts.  The objection that the interweaving of the two upper voices is lost in the version for two flutes, is disproved by the version for viola da gamba, where Bach also distributes the two descant voices among two different instruments.  The upper part (flute) was taken from the version for two flutes (analogously to the viola da gamba version the second flute); for the bass of the harpsichord part the viola da gamba version was generally used- it was clearly revised by Bach, as compared to the continuo part, in order to make it easier to play without the backing of a bass instrument. -Preface by Henner Eppel

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