English Suite No.1 in A major, BWV 806 (Bach, Johann Sebastian)

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 1. Prelude
#84728 - 3.59MB - 1:57 -  5.5/10 2 4 6 8 10 (16) - - !N/!N/!N - 8049x

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Carolus (2010/11/14)

 2. Allemande
#84729 - 8.05MB - 4:23 -  8.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (4) - - !N/!N/!N - 2902x

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Carolus (2010/11/14)

 3. Courante I
#84730 - 4.58MB - 2:30 -  7.5/10 2 4 6 8 10 (4) - - !N/!N/!N - 1687x

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Carolus (2010/11/14)

 4. Courante II
#84731 - 5.25MB - 2:52 -  8.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (4) - - !N/!N/!N - 1139x

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Carolus (2010/11/14)

 5. Double I
#84732 - 5.48MB - 2:59 -  6.5/10 2 4 6 8 10 (4) - - !N/!N/!N - 1048x

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Carolus (2010/11/14)

 6. Double II
#84733 - 5.04MB - 2:45 -  7.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (4) - - !N/!N/!N - 916x

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Carolus (2010/11/14)

 7. Sarabande
#84734 - 6.83MB - 3:43 -  7.2/10 2 4 6 8 10 (5) - - !N/!N/!N - 1937x

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Carolus (2010/11/14)

 8. Bourée I and II
#84735 - 8.99MB - 4:54 -  7.6/10 2 4 6 8 10 (5) - - !N/!N/!N - 2029x

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Carolus (2010/11/14)

 9. Gigue
#84736 - 6.91MB - 3:46 -  7.5/10 2 4 6 8 10 (4) - - !N/!N/!N - 1510x

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Carolus (2010/11/14)

Performer Pages:

Martha Goldstein (harpsichord)

Publisher Info.:

Pandora Records/Al Goldstein Archive

Copyright:

Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike 3.0 [tag/del]

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Source and alternative formats:
From an album featuring a Flemish harpsichord on Pandora Records. Ogg Vorbis files can be found here.

Instrument used:
The harpsichord is copied from a one manual instrument built by Hans Moerman in Antwerp (1584). It was restored by Frank Hubbard in Boston (1963). The working plans of the instrument used are due to Lutz Bungart of the Instrument workshop. It was built in the the early seventies by Al Goldstein when he was the partner of Lutz. The instrument has 2 manuals in the usual dispostion of 8x8x4.

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For 4 Viols (Watanabe)

 1. Prelude
#147275 - 0.01MB - ? -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - - !N/!N/!N - 293x

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wrshannon (2011/11/7)

 2. Allemande
#147276 - 0.01MB - ? -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - - !N/!N/!N - 128x

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wrshannon (2011/11/7)

Performers:

Hitoshi Watanabe

Publisher Info.:

Hitoshi Watanabe

Copyright:

Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial Share Alike 3.0 [tag/del]

Misc. Notes:

Transposed to G major. These file(s) are part of the Werner Icking Music Collection, and are also included in the Bach for Viols.

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Sheet Music

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 Complete Score
#02094 - 1.11MB, 15 pp. -  5.1/10 2 4 6 8 10 (26- V/V/V - 20266x

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Feldmahler (2006/11/15)

BWV0806.pdf
Editor:

Ernst Naumann (1832–1910)

Publisher Info.:

Bach-Gesellschaft Ausgabe, Band 45.1
Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, 1895. Plate B.W. XLV(1).

Copyright:

Public Domain [tag/del]

Misc. Notes:

Corrected version of the edition in Band 13.2

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Arrangements and Transcriptions

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For 4 Viols (Watanabe)

 1. Prelude - Complete score
#128357 - 0.08MB, 2 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0- !N/!N/!N - 884x

PDF typeset by Hitoshi Watanabe
wrshannon (2011/9/22)

 Treble Viol 1
#128358 - 0.09MB, 2 pp. -  6.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1- !N/!N/!N - 331x

PDF typeset by Hitoshi Watanabe
wrshannon (2011/9/22)

 Treble Viol 2
#128359 - 0.09MB, 2 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0- !N/!N/!N - 132x

PDF typeset by Hitoshi Watanabe
wrshannon (2011/9/22)

 Tenor Viol
#128360 - 0.09MB, 2 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0- !N/!N/!N - 137x

PDF typeset by Hitoshi Watanabe
wrshannon (2011/9/22)

 Bass Viol
#128361 - 0.09MB, 2 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0- !N/!N/!N - 166x

PDF typeset by Hitoshi Watanabe
wrshannon (2011/9/22)

 Engraving files (MusicXML)
#177495 - 0.01MB, ? pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0- !N/!N/!N - 100x

ZIP typeset by Hitoshi Watanabe
wrshannon (2011/9/22)

WIMA.9306-Prelude BWV806.pdf
Arranger:

Hitoshi Watanabe

Publisher Info.:

Hitoshi Watanabe

Copyright:

Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial Share Alike 3.0 [tag/del]

Misc. Notes:

Transposed from A major to G major
These file(s) are part of the Werner Icking Music Collection, and are also included in the Bach for Viols.

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 2. Allemande - Complete score
#128362 - 0.09MB, 3 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0- !N/!N/!N - 411x

PDF typeset by Hitoshi Watanabe
wrshannon (2011/9/22)

 Treble Viol 1
#128363 - 0.09MB, 2 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0- !N/!N/!N - 156x

PDF typeset by Hitoshi Watanabe
wrshannon (2011/9/22)

 Treble Viol 2
#128364 - 0.09MB, 2 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0- !N/!N/!N - 107x

PDF typeset by Hitoshi Watanabe
wrshannon (2011/9/22)

 Tenor Viol
#128365 - 0.09MB, 2 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0- !N/!N/!N - 116x

PDF typeset by Hitoshi Watanabe
wrshannon (2011/9/22)

 Bass Viol
#128366 - 0.09MB, 2 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0- !N/!N/!N - 113x

PDF typeset by Hitoshi Watanabe
wrshannon (2011/9/22)

 Engraving files (MusicXML)
#177496 - 0.01MB, ? pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0- !N/!N/!N - 94x

ZIP typeset by Hitoshi Watanabe
wrshannon (2011/9/22)

WIMA.3929-Allemande BWV806.pdf
Arranger:

Hitoshi Watanabe

Publisher Info.:

Hitoshi Watanabe

Copyright:

Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial Share Alike 3.0 [tag/del]

Misc. Notes:

These file(s) are part of the Werner Icking Music Collection, and are also included in the Bach for Viols.

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General Information

Work Title English Suite No.1, BWV 806
Alternative Title
Composer Bach, Johann Sebastian
Opus/Catalogue Number BWV 806 ; BC L13
Key A major
Movements/Sections 9 movements
  1. Prelude
  2. Allemande
  3. Courante I
  4. Courante II
  5. Double I
  6. Double II
  7. Sarabande
  8. Bourée I and II
  9. Gigue
Year/Date of Composition 1715-20
First Publication 1805-13 in 6 English Suites, BWV 806-811 (No.1)
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation Harpsichord
Mss Sources Bach Digital (source list)
External Links Wikipedia article (6 English Suites)
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