About 'Air on a G String'
Bach, Johann Sebastian (biography)
21 March 1685 , Eisenach
28 July 1750 , Leipzig
One of the greatest composers of all time. Bach wrote hundreds of pieces for organ, choir, as well as many other instruments. He spent most of his life as a church organist and a choir director. His music combines profound expression with clever musico-mathematical feats, like fugues and canons in which the same melody is played against itself in various ways.
Originally part of the orchestral suite No 3 and written for Prince Leopold, Bach's employer in the little principality of Anhalt-Cothen between 1717 and 1723, the 'Air on the G string' arrived in its current popular form over 100 year later, when German violinist August Wilhelm arranged the piece for violin and piano to be played on the evocative G-string of the violin .
|Score Key:||A major (Sounding Pitch) (View more A major Music for Violin-Cello Duet )|
|Time Signature:||4/4 (View more 4/4 Music)|
|Number of Pages:||2|
|Difficulty:||Intermediate Level: Recommended for Intermediate Level players|