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JS BACH ON DRUMS

Original New World

Instrumental arrangements

Bach produced a huge volume of classical  instrumental music for the most advanced  musical instruments of his day and now we  have produced some new transcriptions  arranged on New World instruments in MP3  format.   In the seventies Wendy Carlos used Moog  synthesizers to produce albums of re-  interpretations of some of this music. Here we  are offering a fresh approach based on  combinations of some of the latest synthesizer  instruments to bring fresh colours to the music  and highlight the dazzling counterpoint. For the  Fugues we hark back to Wendy and have  combined Mega Moog Synthesizers with Steel  Drums which heighten the drama and  emphasize the sunnier side of his work. For the  Toccatas and Brandenburg Concertos on the  other hand we have used combinations of  Marimba and Steel Drums to create a really cool sound.  Toccata were originally composed for the  Harpsichord and so it is not surprising that they  respond well to a percussion treatment. They  are early works where the composer was able  to give free reign to his musical imagination and  virtuosity.   Toccata No1 in F# Minor BWV 910    Toccata No2 in C Minor BWV 911 Toccata No3 in D Major BWV 912   Toccata No4 in D Minor BWV 913 Toccata No5 in E Minor BWV 914    Toccata No6 in G Minor BWV 915 Toccata No7 in G Major BWV 916 By contrast JS Bach made the Fugue his own  and we have created some examples presented  on electronic musical instruments which aim  bring out the excitement of the chase.  Bach Art of Fugue BWV 1080  Fugue in E Minor 'Wedge' Prelude and Fugue in F Major BWV 556     Fugue in D Minor BWV 565

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Copyright: we retain the copy right on our arrangements for public performance or any other commercial application but grant you the right to download it free of charge for your own personal use.  Donation: If you enjoy the music I would be grateful if you would make a donation to the charitable Trust Fund run by Croydon Whitgift Rotary Club.
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Our Air, Fantasy, Invention, Partitia & Dance  pieces present some rather playful  interpretations of Bach's original material.   Starting with the Choral Prelude we have used  a couple of ''humorous' Brass synthesizers on  the Moog - not quite Herbie Flowers but  interesting. In the Fantasy arrangement we  used a somewhat brighter synth to augment  the Steel Drums because that seemed to fit  better. Then as a contrast the Minuett uses a  Celtic Harp and Marimba combination with  the Harp very much to the fore.  
For the Double Violin Concerto we have used two different Steel Drum synthesizer combinations to distinguish the two voices and the Marimba takes on the Orchestral part which T Walter had transcribed for Piano. This is made possible by the use of two ''slow' lush synth's to complement the Steel Drums and the Marimba taking over in the legato passages. It is recorded as a single file rather than 3 separate movements. Double Violin Concerto in D minor BWV 1043 The Flute concerto is a more straight forward arrangement with the Steel Drums taking the Flute part supported by a slow synth, the Marimba taking the main orchestral parts while another slow synth fills in for the Cello and the Log Marimba makes its first appearance as Basso Continuo. Flute Concerto in A minor 1st Movement    2nd Movement     3rd Movement The Brandenberg Concertos were composed in 1721 for the Magrave of Brandenburg by way of a job application - it is not clear that they were performed until after the Magrave's death when the manuscripts were found by a pupil of Bach who appreciated their true value. They represent different interpretations of the orchestral or 'grosso' approach to the concerto form rather than the solo/orchestra and they have responded well to a simplified percussion interpretation involving Steel Drums, Marimba and Vibraphone. Brandenberg No 2 in F Major BWV 1047 1st Movement   2nd Movement    3rd Movement Brandenberg No 3 in G Major BWV 1048 1st Movement   3rd Movement Brandenberg No 4 in G Major BWV1049 1st Movement    3rd Movement Brandenberg No 6 in B flat Major BWV1051 3rd Movement
In the Chaconne we simply supported the Steel Drums with two synth's to give depth and body to the slower passages leaving out the Marimba. This approach aims to bring a freshness to the music, liberating it from the concert chamber and bringing it out into sunnier climes.
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JS BACH ON DRUMS

Original New World

Instrumental arrangements

Bach produced a huge volume of classical  instrumental music for the most advanced  musical instruments of his day and now we  have produced some new transcriptions  arranged on New World instruments in MP3  format. In the seventies Wendy Carlos used Moog  synthesizers to produce albums of re-  interpretations of some of this music. Here  we are offering a fresh approach based on  combinations of some of the latest  synthesizer instruments to bring fresh  colours to the music and highlight the  dazzling counterpoint. For the Fugues we  hark back to Wendy and have combined  Mega Moog Synthesizers with Steel Drums  which heighten the drama and emphasize  the sunnier side of his work. For the Toccatas and Brandenburg Concertos on the other  hand we have used combinations of  Marimba and Steel Drums to create a really  cool sound. Toccata were originally composed for the  Harpsichord and so it is not surprising that  they respond well to a percussion treatment.  They are early works where the composer  was able to give free reign to his musical  imagination and virtuosity. Toccata No1 in F# Minor BWV 910    Toccata No2 in C Minor BWV 911 Toccata No3 in D Major BWV 912   Toccata No4 in D Minor BWV 913 Toccata No5 in E Minor BWV 914    Toccata No6 in G Minor BWV 915 Toccata No7 in G Major BWV 916 By contrast JS Bach made the Fugue his own  and we have created some examples  presented on electronic musical instruments  which aim bring out the excitement of the  chase. Bach Art of Fugue BWV 1080  Fugue in E Minor 'Wedge' Prelude and Fugue in F Major BWV 556     Fugue in D Minor BWV 565
Our Air, Fantasy, Invention, Partitia &  Dance pieces present some rather playful  interpretations of Bach's original material.   Starting with the Choral Prelude we have  used a couple of ''humorous' Brass  synthesizers on the Moog - not quite  Herbie Flowers but interesting. In the  Fantasy arrangement we used a somewhat  brighter synth to augment the Steel Drums  because that seemed to fit better. Then as  a contrast the Minuett uses a Celtic Harp  and Marimba combination with the Harp  very much to the fore. In the Chaconne we  simply supported the Steel Drums with two synth's to give depth and body to the  slower passages leaving out the Marimba.  This approach aims to bring a freshness to  the music, liberating it from the concert  chamber and bringing it out into sunnier  climes.
For the Double Violin Concerto we have used two different Steel Drum synthesizer combinations to distinguish the two voices and the Marimba takes on the Orchestral part which T Walter had transcribed for Piano. This is made possible by the use of two ''slow' lush synth's to complement the Steel Drums and the Marimba taking over in the legato passages. It is recorded as a single file rather than 3 separate movements. Double Violin Concerto in D minor BWV 1043 The Flute concerto is a more straight forward arrangement with the Steel Drums taking the Flute part supported by a slow synth, the Marimba taking the main orchestral parts while another slow synth fills in for the Cello and the Log Marimba makes its first appearance as Basso Continuo. Flute Concerto in A minor 1st Movement    2nd Movement     3rd Movement The Brandenberg Concertos were composed in 1721 for the Magrave of Brandenburg by way of a job application - it is not clear that they were performed until after the Magrave's death when the manuscripts were found by a pupil of Bach who appreciated their true value. They represent different interpretations of the orchestral or 'grosso' approach to the concerto form rather than the solo/orchestra and they have responded well to a simplified percussion interpretation involving Steel Drums, Marimba and Vibraphone. Brandenberg No 2 in F Major BWV 1047 1st Movement   2nd Movement    3rd Movement Brandenberg No 3 in G Major BWV 1048 1st Movement   3rd Movement Brandenberg No 4 in G Major BWV1049 1st Movement    3rd Movement Brandenberg No 6 in B flat Major BWV1051 3rd Movement
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