J. S. Bach’s canonic Sarabande, BWV 1067#3, presented, decomposed, and reassembled into a new canon by BSG
Uploaded on May 16, 2019
CLICK "Show More!" One of the most affecting and beautiful canons in Bach, the Sarabande of the B Minor Orchestral Suite, previously available as https://musescore.com/bsg/scores/830006 , but here represented with another purpose, as the first of five sections. Please read THERE ( https://musescore.com/bsg/scores/830006 ) for my lengthy encomium to (and analysis of) this singular movement.
In subsequent sections, I strip the canon (between the top part (flute/vn1) and the bass) down to its essentials in two successive stages, until it reads one note per measure, note-against-note, in canon at the 12th. One can hear that the great beauty and poignant harmony of the Sarabande are all latent in that skeleton; it is the secret of this superlative movement incomparably perfectly balancing technique and beauty.
Then, to show how one might reverse that process, and use it as a model of engineering a complex canon at a non-unison interval, the lower 5th/12th in particular, I flesh out a wholly new canon (or is it truly wholly new?) upon that skeleton, and provide inner parts in style and instruments (part V of this posting).
If you like canons and the lower 12th/5th generating suite movements, check out my earlier canonic menuet in this style (not based upon Bach's skeleton, so to speak (currently in Leipzig)) https://musescore.com/bsg/scores/4905490 .
[5/17: Harpsichord operating properly now in Bach and BSG canons].
|Key signature||2 sharps|
|Part names||Flute, Violin(3), Cello, Contrabass, Harpsichord|
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