Bach, J. S. - BWV 1007 Prelude - German Theorbo Video

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Bach, J. S. - BWV 1007 Prelude - German Theorbo Video

Post by kidneykutter » Wed Sep 06, 2017 12:42 am



The famous prelude from JS Bach's first cello suite, BWV 1007. Even played it for my grade 8 classical guitar exam! This is an arrangement by Hopkinson Smith for German Theorbo (baroque tuning, top string D) and transposed to C major. Performed by Daniel Shoskes on a Rutherford German Theorbo strung in gut.

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Re: Bach, J. S. - BWV 1007 Prelude - German Theorbo Video

Post by David Norton » Wed Sep 06, 2017 2:31 am

Very nice, Daniel. I prefer this one at the slower pace you take, versus the racehorse approach which seems predominant nowadays.
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Re: Bach, J. S. - BWV 1007 Prelude - German Theorbo Video

Post by kidneykutter » Wed Sep 06, 2017 3:06 pm

Thanks very much. It depends a bit on your conception of the long musical line. If it's just arpeggios of a chord then going quickly is fine. I think there are so many moments of harmonic shift mid arpeggio that it's more interesting to play more slowly. Makes it more of a challenge for creating a long line with good hierarchy of notes but that's the trade off.

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