Bach beyond the Cello Suites

Discussion in 'Music [DB]' started by IamGroot, Feb 21, 2018.

  1. IamGroot


    Jan 18, 2018
    Does anybody enjoy playing parts other than the Cello suites?
  2. Air on the G String works really well with the bass.
  3. IamGroot


    Jan 18, 2018
    I was think more like this.

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  4. there are lots of little gems that work well.

    i've played some of the violin partita movements, but not the Gm posted above.

    i feel like someone like Catalin Rotaru would do that one justice.

    be prepared to use your thumb in all sorts of bizarre and new ways when playing difficult violin parts on the bass.
  5. IamGroot


    Jan 18, 2018
    Thanks. Apologies for incorrect position markings. This was for BG and not the DB and was not final copy which has lots of pencil corrections.
  6. Sonata for Gamba and Harpsichord:
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  7. Steve Freides

    Steve Freides Former Mannes College Theory Faculty Supporting Member

    Dec 11, 2007
    Ridgewood, NJ
    The left hand of the 2-Part Inventions - give the right hand to a treble clef instrument, including guitar. And if your partner can read bass clef, you can play the right hand parts while they play the left.

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  8. BrotherMister


    Nov 4, 2013
    PVG Membership
    Flute partitas are really good fun, Violin Sonatas & Partitas as well. You’ll usually find some serious musical gold taking any part for any instrument and learning it.
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  9. oldNewbie

    oldNewbie Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2016
    Yep, 1020 g minor . Mandolin, bass, flute. Two part inventions fretless BG and Mandolin (mandocello for some) also.
  10. houblon


    Apr 4, 2009
    New Jersey
    There are plenty of Bach cantata arias with cello obbligato that are fun to play.
    "25 Bach duets" by Fred Sherry is a great collection.
  11. Lute suites.
  12. J_Bass

    J_Bass Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2008
    Porto, Portugal

    I am currently taking a look at the Goldberg Variations, particularly Variation 1. PDF in attachment.

    Take a look at the youtube channel of our own @Grueber, great player:


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