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If Thou Be Near (arr Reed)

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Johann Sebastian Bach

Johann Sebastian Bach (arr. Alfred Reed)


General Info

Year: 1725 / 1984
Duration: c. 3:05
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 doubling Piccolo)
Oboe I-II
English Horn
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
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 Bass Saxophone (optional)
B-flat Cornet I-II
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F 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

None discovered thus far.


State Ratings

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Performances

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  • Andrews University (Berrien Springs, Mich.) Wind Symphony (Jason Marquez, conductor) - 19 March 2021
  • The Ohio State University (Columbus) Honors Wind Symphony (Russel C. Mikkelson, conductor) - 19 January 2020
  • University of British Columbia (Vancouver) Symphonic Wind Ensemble (Robert Taylor, conductor) – 6 October 2017


Works for Winds by this Composer

Adaptable Music


All Wind Works


Resources

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