Bach Cello Suites-Free PDF!!!!!

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  1. MrWho3421

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    Hi Everyone!

    I thought I would let all of you in on my latest Project! I am working on transcribing all 6 of Bach's Cello Suites for trumpet. Here is a little preview:

    http://akbrasspress.com/Cello Suite I-Prelude.pdf

    These will be available within the week from AK Brass Press.

    Please let me know what you think.
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  2. derekkress

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    It's fun when you don't have to breathe!:-o
     
  3. MrWho3421

    MrWho3421 Pianissimo User

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    Ha! Yeah, as trumpet players, we can't really do these things justice.
     
  4. derekkress

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    It will make for great "musical" studies and/or performances. Nice challenge! Enjoy the rest of your transcribing!:-)
     
  5. MrWho3421

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    I actually enjoyed transcribing the first 5 suites. The 6th flipps between bass clef, tenor clef and a moveable C clef on the bottom of the staff. It's giving my music reading abilities a good kick in the pants!
     
  6. Jimi Michiel

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    Andrew-

    A couple of thoughts...

    -How much thought did you give to the slurs? There are a few of them that don't make a whole lot of sense to me. The first beat of m 10 is slured, but none of the preceding notes in the scale are. Throughout, slurring the first three sixteenth notes of a beat don't really coincide with the phrasing that most cellists use.

    -In mm 21 and 22, you might want to make the higher notes optional instead of the lower ones.

    I can only speak for myself, but I tend to think that less is best when it comes to editorial intervention. I would be more likely to buy an edition that has no markings than one with markings that I might have to change or edit myself.

    Overall, very nice job. Engraving is something that has prevented me from taking on projects like this, but your music looks really good.

    -Jimi
     
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  7. MrWho3421

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    Jimi,

    Thanks for the reply! I am actually using all of the markings that are in the score I am transcribing from. I don't feel it is my place to change what Bach wrote. I am doing everything verbatum. The only thing I am adding are the grace notes in place of the double and triple stops.

    As far as the optional notes, I was going to put in the preface that the smaller notes on the bottom were the originals and should be played if possible. I thought long and hard about which one should be smaller. It came down to a coin toss. I just picked the top one because It is a note on the horn. Both arguements are valid. I just decided to make the bottom one small.

    Thanks!

    -AK
     
  8. TheRiddler

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    French Violin Clef.
     
  9. MrWho3421

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    Is that what that is? Thanks! I don't think they ever taught us that in college.
     
  10. Jimi Michiel

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    AK-

    I agree with your philosophy of not changing what Bach wrote 100%, just make sure that whoever produced the score that you are transcribing from was of the same mind. What edition are you using? If it's a Barenreiter or Wiener Urtext edition, you're ok (and I'll eat my words about the "odd" slurrings).

    -Jimi

    PS. I'm not trying to demean your work--it looks really great. I've done some music editing and took a VERY dull seminar in music publishing, so I tend to be overly critical sometimes...
     

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