Prelude XXII for flute ensemble

$9.00

This famous prelude from J.S. Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier can be found in many anthologies of music for piano. Only a sustaining instrument, however, can provide its tiny five-note motive with the pulse it requires to propel the repeated eighth notes with their ever-changing harmonies steadily forward. This “pulse” lies in the three repeated eighth notes: separate each ever so slightly while making a subtle crescendo to the third climactic note. This will reveal Bach’s genius through simplicity: a musical fabric woven from three little notes.

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Performed by the Las Vegas Flute Ensemble.

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Title:
Prelude XXII
Composer:
Johann Sebastian Bach
Arranger:
Lynton Eckhart
Tempo/Style:
Adagietto
Length:
2 minutes to 3 minutes
Parts:
5 parts
Difficulty:
Intermediate
Instruments:
3 C flutes
1 Alto flute in G
1 Alto flute for C flute (optional)
1 Bass flute

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