English Suite No.1 in A major, BWV 806 (Bach, Johann Sebastian)

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Performances

Recordings

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Greymagic27 (2023/7/15)

β‡’ 9 more: 1. Prelude β€’ 2. Allemande β€’ 3. Courante I β€’ 4. Courante II β€’ 5. Double I β€’ 6. Double II β€’ 7. Sarabande β€’ 8. BourrΓ©e I-II β€’ 9. Gigue

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Performer Pages Martha Goldstein (harpsichord)
Publisher Info. Pandora Records/Al Goldstein Archive
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Misc. Notes Source and alternative formats:
From an album featuring a Flemish harpsichord on Pandora Records. Ogg Vorbis files can be found here.

Instrument used:
The harpsichord is copied from a one manual instrument built by Hans Moerman in Antwerp (1584). It was restored by Frank Hubbard in Boston (1963). The working plans of the instrument used are due to Lutz Bungart of the Instrument workshop. It was built in the the early seventies by Al Goldstein when he was the partner of Lutz. The instrument has 2 manuals in the usual dispostion of 8x8x4.
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For 4 Viols (Watanabe)

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wrshannon (2011/11/7)

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Publisher Info. Hitoshi Watanabe
Performers Hitoshi Watanabe
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Misc. Notes Transposed to G major. These file(s) are part of the Werner Icking Music Collection, and are also included in the Bach for Viols.
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Sheet Music

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Feldmahler (2006/11/15)

Editor Ernst Naumann (1832-1910)
Publisher. Info. Bach-Gesellschaft Ausgabe, Band 45.1 (pp.1-15)
Leipzig: Breitkopf und HΓ€rtel, 1895. Plate B.W. XLV (1).
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Misc. Notes Corrected version of the edition in Band 13.2
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Pianoman121 (2019/4/25)

Editor Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965)
Publisher. Info. Klassiker der Tonkunst, Bd.1
Wien: Universal Edition, 1912. Plate U.E. 3920.
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Misc. Notes Missing Gigue
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Fugalicious (2018/7/23)

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Editor Rudolf Steglich (1886-1976)
Publisher. Info. Munich: G. Henle Verlag, 1971. Plate HN 1102.
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Misc. Notes Scanned at 600 dpi. Page size is 31 cm Γ— 23.5 cm.
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Arrangements and Transcriptions

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For 2 Oboes, 2 Clarinets, Bassoon, Contrabassoon and 2 Horns (Clarke)

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β‡’ 8 more: Oboe 1 β€’ Oboe 2 β€’ Clarinet 1 (B♭) β€’ Clarinet 2 (B♭) β€’ Bassoon β€’ Contrabassoon β€’ Horn 1 (F) β€’ Horn 2 (F)

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Arranger John Clarke (b. 1951)
Publisher. Info. John Clarke
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Prelude (No.1)

For 4 Viols (Watanabe)

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β‡’ 5 more: Treble Viol 1 β€’ Treble Viol 2 β€’ Tenor Viol β€’ Bass Viol β€’ Engraving files (MusicXML)

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Arranger Hitoshi Watanabe
Publisher. Info. Hitoshi Watanabe
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Misc. Notes Transposed from A major to G major
These file(s) are part of the Werner Icking Music Collection, and are also included in the Bach for Viols.
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Allemande (No.2)

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β‡’ 5 more: Treble Viol 1 β€’ Treble Viol 2 β€’ Tenor Viol β€’ Bass Viol β€’ Engraving files (MusicXML)

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Arranger Hitoshi Watanabe
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For 3 Pianos (Orefice)

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Arranger Giovanni Pietro Orefice (b. 1967)
Publisher. Info. Giovanni Pietro Orefice, 2022.
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Misc. Notes Multiple CANONS hidden structure unveiled by pieces for 3 to 7 pianos
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General Information

Work Title English Suite No.1
Alternative. Title
Composer Bach, Johann Sebastian
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. BWV 806 ; BC L 13
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IJB 113
Key A major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 9 movements:
  1. Prelude
  2. Allemande
  3. Courante I
  4. Courante II
  5. Double I
  6. Double II
  7. Sarabande
  8. BourΓ©e I-II
  9. Gigue
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1715-20
First Publication. 1805-13 in 6 English Suites (No.1)
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation harpsichord
Primary Sources Bach Digital (source list)
External Links Wikipedia article (6 English Suites)
All Music Guide

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See Also
List of Intermediate Piano Repertoire
Keyboard Works by Johann Sebastian Bach
French Overture, BWV 831
Italian Concerto, BWV 971