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Cello Suite No.1 in G major (I. Prelude) by J. S. Bach. Sheet music for Cello, page 1.

J. S. Bach - Cello Suite No.1 in G major (I. Prelude)

Sheet music for cello

Info: This piece has one of the most frequently performed and recognizable cello solo compositions. It mainly consists of arpeggiated chords. The prelude is the best-known movement from the entire set of suites and is regularly heard on television and in films. The Bach cello suites are considered to be among the most profound of all classical music works. Although, the cello suites were little known and rarely publicly performed until they were revived and recorded by Pablo Casals in the early 20th century. They have since been performed and recorded by many renowned cellists and have been transcribed for numerous other instruments. Here we have a transposed version suited for the range of the violin.
Opus number: BWV1007
Date: 1717-23
Artist: Johann Sebastian Bach
Born: 21 March 1685 , Eisenach
Died: 28 July 1750 , Leipzig
The artist: One of the greatest composers of all time. Bach wrote hundreds of pieces for organ, choir, as well as many other instruments. He spent most of his life as a church organist and a choir director. His music combines profound expression with clever musico-mathematical feats, like fugues and cannons in which the same melody is played against itself in various ways.
Instrument: Cello
Key: G major
Range: C2 - G4
Time signature: 4/4
Tempo: 60 BPM
Duration: 2:50
Pages: 3
Difficulty: Intermediate
Style: Classical

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