Favorite Sarabandes

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razz
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Favorite Sarabandes

Post by razz » Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:01 pm

I always find the Sarabande a challenge.

Which one do you like to play best on the guitar?

Which one do you like to listen to best?

Which one do you find most challenging to play?

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Re: Favorite Sarabandes

Post by musicbyandy » Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:06 pm

razz wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:01 pm

Which one do you like to play best on the guitar?
Which one do you like to listen to best?
Which one do you find most challenging to play?
Which one do you like to play best on the guitar?
Vivaldi: Trio Sonata Op. 1 No. 4 in E Major RV 66 arranged by Bryan Johanson (Les Productions D'Oz)

Which one do you like to listen to best?
Caroline Shaw: Partita for 8 Singers
Handel: Suite in D Minor HWV 437

Which one do you find most challenging to play?
Sorry, I don't know.

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Re: Favorite Sarabandes

Post by soltirefa » Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:30 pm

I liked this Weiss Sarabande so much I made this recording of it on my Michael Thames 7-string.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/matqewjn7ofi0 ... e.mp3?dl=0
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Re: Favorite Sarabandes

Post by randalljazz » Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:56 pm

from the second lute suite...sublime.
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Re: Favorite Sarabandes

Post by musicbyandy » Thu Apr 11, 2019 3:27 pm

randalljazz wrote:
Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:56 pm
from the second lute suite...sublime.
Early in this conversation I was thinking about writing about the Sarabande from the second suite by Bach, but I decided not to write about the Sarabande from the second suite by Bach. After reading your post about the second suite I changed my mind and wrote a multi paragraph reply regarding the Sarabande from the second suite. I then deleted my multi paragraph reply regarding the Sarabande from the second suite when I realized that you wrote second LUTE suite and my entire response was in regards to the Sarabande from Bach's second ORCHESTRAL suite. Oops!
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Re: Favorite Sarabandes

Post by soltirefa » Thu Apr 11, 2019 3:50 pm

Opps!
Oops, you said "Opps."

What if Britney Spears had sung her song like that instead. Opps, I did it again.

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Re: Favorite Sarabandes

Post by musicbyandy » Thu Apr 11, 2019 5:09 pm

soltirefa wrote:
Thu Apr 11, 2019 3:50 pm
Opps!
Oops, you said "Opps."

What if Britney Spears had sung her song like that instead. Opps, I did it again.
I don't know what if Britney Spear had sung, "Opps, I did it again". I think it is possible that Britney Spears has sung "Opps, I did it again." I really like the song, Oops, I Did It Again.

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Re: Favorite Sarabandes

Post by gilles T » Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:35 pm

soltirefa, you made my day. Your weiss is wonderful.
Regards,
Gilles

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Re: Favorite Sarabandes

Post by soltirefa » Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:44 pm

gilles T wrote:
Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:35 pm
soltirefa, you made my day. Your weiss is wonderful.
Regards,
Gilles
How kind of you to say that. Thanks!

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Re: Favorite Sarabandes

Post by Conall » Fri Apr 12, 2019 2:41 pm

My answer to the 1st 2 questions:

Too many to mention but of the ones I play on guitar it's a toss up between Bach's 6th cello suite, 2nd & 3rd lute suite (the latter especially in A minor with the low basses of an extended range guitar). I like many keyboard Bach sarabandes too & generally enjoy bashing away at the one from the 1st partita on the piano.

Don't know which is the most difficult to play but given my 100 or so failed attempts to record the 1st cello suite sarabande I'd say they are all difficult to play - to my satisfaction anyway.

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Re: Favorite Sarabandes

Post by ddray » Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:47 pm

The Aria from the Goldberg Variations.
(edit) Close runner up: the sarabande from the 4th cello suite.

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Re: Favorite Sarabandes

Post by ddray » Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:25 pm

I think this arrangement of the sarabande from Bach's 5th French Suite sounds lovely:

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Re: Favorite Sarabandes

Post by richtm » Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:41 pm

I most like the Sarabande from J.S.Bachs Cello Suite No BWV 1012


starts at 0:38

I also like the Sarabandes from BWV 997 and BWV 1002



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Re: Favorite Sarabandes

Post by Peter Frary » Thu Jun 20, 2019 9:15 am

I love playing sarabanda—both great and small—and this one by Logy is as tiny as it gets!

I play a Tiny Tenor 6 so I look taller on stage!

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Re: Favorite Sarabandes

Post by marvluse » Sat Jun 29, 2019 6:01 am

Lot of weeds in this thread, but what the heck, I'll bite...

The ones I like the best, I play. None are particularly difficult. Among my favorites:

-- From Bach's Violin Partita, BWV 1002
-- Francis Poulenc's Sarabande written for Ida Presti (1960)
-- From de Visee's Suite in D Minor
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