Bach-Schumann-Camwell: Allegro Assai, BWV 1005 (Soprano Saxophone and Piano)
Code: JP4061 ISMN: 979-0-3019-0154-0
The Sonatas and Partitas for solo violin
(BWV 1001-1006) are a set of six works composed by Johann
Sebastian Bach. The set was completed by 1720 but was not
published until 1802 by Simrock. Even after publication,
it was largely ignored until the celebrated violinist
Joseph Joachim started performing these works. In 1853,
Robert Schumann heard a performance of Bach's
Chaconne with Mendelssohn's piano accompaniment.
Schumann thought that other works of Bach for solo violin
would reach a wider audience if they also had piano
accompaniments. He suggested this idea to the publisher
Hartel on January 4 and completed the accompaniments to
the six sonatas by February 5. This arrangement for soprano
saxophone and piano is based upon the last movement from
Sonata No. 3 BWV 1005 for violin along with
Robert Schumann's accompaniment.
Circular breathing is preferred for this solo, although
selected notes may be omitted and/or phrasing liberties
taken at the performer's discretion for breaths.
Duration approx. 3.5 minutes. An alternate version for
alto saxophone and piano is also available. Click on
the link listed in "Related products" to see the alto