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If Thou Be Near (arr Reed)

From Wind Repertory Project
Johann Sebastian Bach

Johann Sebastian Bach (arr. Alfred Reed)


General Info

Year: 1725 / 1984
Duration: c. 3:20
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: C L Barnhouse Company
Cost: Score & Parts - $50.00   |   Score Only - $5.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
Flute I-II-III (III doubles Piccolo)
Oboe I-II
English Horn
Eb Soprano Clarinet
Bb Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
Eb Alto Clarinet
Bb Bass Clarinet
Bb Contrabass Clarinet
Bassoon I-II
Alto Saxophone I-II
Tenor Saxophone
Baritone Saxophone
Bass Saxophone (Opt.)
Trumpet (in Bb) I-II-III
Cornet (in Bb) I-II
French Horn I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium
Tuba
String Bass
Timpani


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

If Thou Be Near (Bist Du Bei Mir) is a beautiful and sensitive adaptation of a song that Bach supposedly wrote for his second wife, consoling himself with the fact that he could even face death if his beloved was with him.

- Program Note by publisher


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


Audio Links

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State Ratings

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Performances

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  • University of British Columbia (Vancouver) Symphonic Wind Ensemble (Robert Taylor, conductor) – 6 October 2017


Works for Winds by this Composer


Resources

  • Miles, Richard B., and Larry Blocher. 2002. Teaching Music Through Performance in Band. Volume 4. Chicago: GIA Publications. pp. 324-329.