Two Suites for Flute by Johann Sebastian Bach
Arranged for solo flute by Joachim Linckelmann
These two suites, which contain very few chords and double-stops, have served as the basis for the present publication. The arranger has made frequent use of the phrasing-slurs as found in the edition of the suites for violoncello edited by August Wenzinger (Barenreiter BA 320). In an effort to avoid the shrill sound accompanying an extremely high register, the editor has decided not to keep the works in their original keys, but rather transposed them down a whole-step to allow for a comfortable and warm sounding rendition.