Johann Sebastian Bach: Music for Marimba

by Patrick Roulet

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Johann Sebastian Bach: Music for Marimba

by Patrick Roulet. ISBN 978-1-57463-131-9, $14.95.

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) is widely regarded as one of the greatest composers of the Baroque era of Western classical music. His music, full of rich harmonic language and melodic genius, has endured the course of time and has been transcribed and arranged for all types of instruments and instrumental combinations. His music translates well on the marimba and is frequently used for recital and audition repertoire.

The music in this collection includes many of Bach’s best–known works transcribed for the marimba and carefully selected for the developing mallet player. This collection can also serve as a useful resource for the advanced player looking for sight-reading material or repertoire to perform at special events, ceremonies, or receptions.

Each work is presented in versions for both two and four-mallet techniques for marimba players with different ability levels. The works can be performed individually or together in a group.

Instrumentation

  • The two-mallet arrangements can be played on marimba, vibraphone, xylophone, or a standard set of orchestra bells.
  • The four-mallet arrangements are all playable on a 4 and 1/3 octave “low A” marimba.

The following works are included in this volume

Chorales

Ach wie flüchtig, ach wie nichtig

Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring

O Sacred Head, Now Wounded

Schaff’s mit mir, Gott

Sheep May Safely Graze

Sleepers Awake

Wer nur den lieben Gott lässt walten

Keyboard Works

Gavotte from French Suite No. 5 in G major

Minuet in G Major from the Notebook for Anna Magdalena Bach, BWV Anh. 114 

Minuet in G Minor from the Notebook for Anna Magdalena Bach 

Minuet in G Major from the Notebook for Anna Magdalena Bach, BWV Anh. 116 

Minuet in D Minor from the Notebook for Anna Magdalena Bach

Prelude in C Major from The Well-Tempered Clavier

Prelude in F Major from the Little Clavier Book for Wilhelm Friedmann Bach

Orchestral Works

Air from Orchestral Suite No. 3

Minuet from Orchestral Suite No. 2

Badinerie from Orchestral Suite No. 2

Lute Suites

Bourrée from Suite in E minor

 

 

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