Joseph Ignaz Schnabel 1767 - 1831) was a German composer and church musician. Schnabel came from a musical family and was taught music early on by his father. As a child he was a chorister of the church in Wroclaw Vincent and attended by age 12, because he wanted to be a priest, St. Matthias School. By a fall in the water, he retired due to chronic ear problems, so he was no longer considered a career as a suitable priest. Schnabel's compositional output consisted mainly instrumental accompaniment church music. With it, he established a special Silesian tradition, also known as Breslau school, which was widely independent of restorative tendencies still alive until the Second World War. Schnabel's best-known work is his treatment of the archives of the Wrocław Cathedral Weihnachtspastorale found an unknown composers from the early 18th Century, "Transeamus usque Bethlehem" (Travel to Bethelem), which must now be counted in the standard repertoire of many church choirs. Although originally created for accompanied chorus, I created this arrangement for Wind Ensemble (Flutes (2), Oboes (2), Bb Clarinets (2), Bassoon, Contrabassoon, Trombone, French Horn and F Tuba) and it is best played using the "GeneralUser GS.sf2" Soundfont by S. Christian Collins Software (http://www.schristiancollins.com/generaluser.php).
I adapted this Bach Invention for keyboard to be played by 2 mandolins. There are two scores: one for the lower voice (left hand) and one for the upper voice (right hand). This is the lower voice which is transposed up 1 octave to get it into the mandolin range. A few low notes had to be moved up further into range usually by another octave. Now my son and I just have to practice it a little more so we can play it together. Thanks to Mike Magatagan for doing the original keyboard transcription and posting it to MuseScore.