Quality Music Press, Cph. (Per Gade)
ISBN 978-87-90330-47-7 (new)
EAN EAN 9788790330477
PG. No. 10053
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750) wrote his “Chorale: Sleepers, Wake” (BWV 140) in 1731.
It was originally called Chorale: Wachet auf uns die Stimme” in the German langue,
and was originally scored for French horn, 2 Obo’s, and “Taille” (a instrument similar to
“oboe da camera”), violino piccolo, violin, viola, basso continuo and choir with tenor and
If performed with singers, the text is based on “the parable of the 10 Virgins” from “Mathew 25: 1-3”.
But it was the composer Philipp Nicolai (1556-1608) who originally wrote this melody line in this composition,
and under the same name. J.S. Bach just “borrowed” it for his own genius purposes,
a process quite normal in those year, something we today are calling of ”stealing
others creative work covered by copyrights”. But thee were no copyrights in those years, so.....
This MELODY (Lutheran hymn) is still very popular today among people all over the world.
And those who don’t know it, will like it instantly when hearing it.
It was also common at the time of J. S. Bach, to use any musical instrument from any composition,
if it would fit the instrument and performed with a fine player.
And Bach never wrote any composition for “the piano” as it was not invented yet at this time.
He wrote for “the harpsichord” a instruments similar to the piano by its keyboard.
Today all pianists are playing Bach on piano, and with no public objection from professors of music.
The same “change of instruments” can be done with this little nice piece of music,
which I have arranged and written out for 3 trombones.
I am sure if Bach had known the potential of the trombones of today,
he would have written a lot of music for trombone.
But at the time of Bach the trombone
was not yet developed up the level of today
and the modern technique performed by fine players. That’s why!
This is what you get:
Trombone solo part with Organ (or Piano) part.
A nice piece of music from the Baroque time, made in original Baroque style.
Transcription by Per Gade.
It serves well as a part of a recital, where the soloist can rest his lips.
What you get:
- 1 Organ/Piano part
- 1 trombone part in Bass clef.
- 1 Trombone part in Tenor clef (alternative part).
This composition is in print for the first time for trombones).
A4 size ( H 30 x 21 cm). (H 12” x W 8,4” inch).
ALL TEXT, BIOGRAPHY etc.
If you want to use any of this text for any purpose
(like concert program, etc.),
you must have a written permission by prof. Per Gade.