“New Britain” was originally a pentatonic folk tune, with melodic figures that outline triads: probably it was sung slowly with grace notes and melodic embellishments.
The six Cello Suites (BWV 1007-1012), are suites for unaccompanied cello by Johann Sebastian Bach. They are some of the most frequently performed and recognizable solo compositions ever written for cello. Bach most likely composed them during the period 1717–23, when he served as Kapellmeister in Köthen.
A small piece from “Instruccion de musica sobre la guitarra española”. Gaspar Sanz was a guitarist and organist in the baroque musical period, along with other notable composers such as Bach, Vivaldi and Pachelbel. Sanz wrote several “españoletas” (“old Spanish song”) and this is one of his most popular: a classic of the guitar repertoire. […]
“Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring” is the common English title of a piece derived from the chorale setting of the cantata “Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben”, BWV 147, composed by Johann Sebastian Bach in 1723.
Last episode of my brief series about “campanella patterns”: today we talking about pentatonic scales!