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BACH Johann Sebastian

Chorals Vol.2

  • Category / Instrument : 4 cellos
  • Genre : classical
  • Sortiment : Score
  • Number of pages : 26
  • Format : 23 x 31 cm
  • Publisher : Lemoine
  • Code : 29550
  • Published : 26/08/2020
  • ISBN / ISMN : 9790230995504

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Presse

I have often thought that playing Bach chorales would be useful for a cello choir but the versions available were not cello-friendly. The advantages of playing chorales as part of a cello choir’s repertoire are many, including learning about balance, blending and tone quality as well as intonation, ear-training and listening skills. Also, clear harmonic progressions draw attention to cadences and expressive long phrase lines. This second volume of chorales for cello choir is more difficult than the first volume. Each chorale uses the standard SATB choir voicing. The top part is in treble or tenor clef and is the most difficult because the pitch range places notes mostly in 5th, 6th, 7th and thumb position. The other three parts will be playable by students at an intermediate level. The 2nd part is in tenor clef or bass clef, with parts 3 and 4 entirely in bass clef. The keys have been carefully chosen with key signatures up to 3 sharps and four flats.
The music is printed as a four-part score so that players can see the other parts as they play. This also allows for cellists to alternate between the parts. In my own small cello choir, I found it useful for the whole group to play each part together as part of the learning process, and to gain confidence, before splitting into the ensemble parts. With a total of 25 chorales, each of one page (except one of two pages) there is plenty of music here for learning and enjoyment.

Cello Sheet, AUSTA National Journal Reviews Editor
by Anne Berry

Contents

Vergnüte Ruh, beliebte Seelenlust BWV 170 - Des heilgen Geistes reiche Gnad BWV 295 - Jesus Schläft, was soll ich hoffen? BWV 81 - Ich habe genug BWV 82 - Liebster Immanuel, Herzog der Frommen BWV 123 - Christe eleison - An Wasser flüssen Babylon BWV 267 - Aus meines Herzens BWV 269 - Herr Christ, der einge Gottessohn BWV 96 - Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele BWV 180 - Ich Had in Gottes Herz und Sinn BWV 92 - Erhalt uns, Herr, bei deinem Wort BWV 126 - In allen meinen Taten BWV 367 - Mein liebster Jesus ist verloren BWV 154 - Herzlich lieb hab' ich dich, o Herr BWV 340 - Den Gerechten muss das Licht BWV 195 - Meine Seel erhebt den Herren BWV10 - Komm, Gott Schöpfer, heiliger Geist BWV 370 - Was soll ich aus dir machen, Ephraim BWV 89 - Christus ist erstanden BWV 284 - Herr, straf mich nicht in deinem Zorn BWV 338 - Jesu, der du meine Seele BWV 78 - Herr Gott, dich loben wir BWV 328 - Vergnüte Pleissenstadt BWV 216 - Komm, O Tod, du schlafen Bruder BWV 56