Overture – Suite in b minor (BWV1067) composed by J.S. Bach
Informed performance edition for Flute and Piano by Betty Bang Mather & Dean M. Karns
Includes score and piano
A treatise on Bach's forms, dance models and musical poetry, providing broad insights into his other overtures, suites and partitas.
This monument of the flute repertoire is newly revealed in this unique combination of critical edition and performance edition, with informed insights into the dances that inspired Bach's rhythmic ideas and phrasing. The publication includes: the authentic flute part, and an elegant keyboard accompaniment; a thorough analysis of the poetic, rhetorical, concerto, fugue and harmonic structures, labeled according to late Baroque practices; choreographic influence made visible with rhythmic examples of Gavotte, Sarabande, Bouree, Polonaise, Menuet and other steps that can be danced to opening phrases; a complete facsimile of Bach's handwritten flute part; typical examples of the Baroque passions and affects essential to 18th-century expression; poetic oratory in the top voice based on the sung orations in Lully's operas, flute syllables and string bow strokes most likely used by Bach's players and realizations of Bach's ornamentations.
IV. Bourrees I & II
V. Polonaise & Double