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Bach: Air

From Wind Repertory Project
Johann Sebastian Bach

Johann Sebastian Bach (arr. Anne McGinty)


General Info

Year: c. 1730 /
Duration: c. 4:45
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Chamber
Publisher: Queenwood Publications
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $50.00   |   Score Only (print) - $6.50


Instrumentation

Full Score
Flute
Oboe
Bassoon
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Contrabass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Cornet/B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium
Tuba
String Bass


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

The Air from J.S. Bach's Third Suite in D, familiar to many as Air on the G String, has been transposed to Bb Major and masterfully scored for concert band (winds only with optional string bass) by this world renowned composer/arranger - a work that has become standard concert band literature.

- Program Note by publisher


Among Bach’s most popular works, this Air is the second part of his Suite no. 3 in D Major. The original was scored for two oboes, three trumpets, tympani, strings and continuo. The Air was popularized in an arrangement by German violinist August Wilhelm for violin and piano, written in 1871. There are at least 31 different band arrangements of the Air in existence.

- Program Note from Heritage Encyclopedia of Band Music


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


Media


State Ratings

  • Alabama: Class CC
  • Indiana: ISSMA SENIOR BAND GROUP I
  • Michigan: Senior High B
  • Virginia: III


Performances

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  • Atascadero (Calif.) Community Band (Randy Schwalbe, conductor) – 18 July 2017


Works for Winds by this Composer


Resources