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Bach Cello Suite No. 1 recording

Postby Drbuzzz » Sat Sep 03, 2016 2:03 am

Friends, I'm very happy to finally post this recording I did of Bach's Cello Suite No. 1 (transcribed to D major by Ralph Sauer). I used my Nirschl York copy 6/4 CC tuba with a Laskey 30H mouthpiece and Manhasset music stand. This started out as the cornerstone to a CD project, but after much contemplation, I have decided I'd rather have lots of "listens" and "shares" instead of boxes of unsold CDs laying around. Please share it freely with friends, colleagues and students.

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I included a link to some words of wisdom from Roger Bobo concerning Bach Cello Suites and this particular transcription near the bottom of the "notes".
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Re: Bach Cello Suite No. 1 recording

Postby Michael Bush » Sat Sep 03, 2016 8:41 am

Andy, you turned off commenting! So now we don't get to read the wisdom of all the middle-schoolers telling you how wrong you are. That's half the fun! :wink:

(I enjoyed it. Thanks for posting it.)
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Re: Bach Cello Suite No. 1 recording

Postby groovlow » Sat Sep 03, 2016 10:41 am

Info links:

http://www.rogerbobo.com/musical_articles/bach.shtml" target="_blank

http://www.brassmusic.net/en/bach-cello-suites-for-tuba-or-bass-trombone-395

Cello Suites, I find are fun to play (mess with)> I've never messed with the Sauer arr. but I'm intrigued.

Looking forward to hearing your recording, maybe today after some coffee, I'll hook the computer up to my sound system.
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Re: Bach Cello Suite No. 1 recording

Postby Ace » Sat Sep 03, 2016 2:56 pm

Very good playing, Andy! Thanks for sharing.

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Re: Bach Cello Suite No. 1 recording

Postby arpthark » Mon Sep 05, 2016 1:37 pm

Fantastic! Lovely tone. The hardest part of these for me is not turning the breathing spots into distractions. You've phrased them really well.
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Re: Bach Cello Suite No. 1 recording

Postby WangZhiXian » Fri Oct 14, 2016 2:53 pm

I have the original cello sheet music sitting on my (non-Manhasset) music stand...a great exercise in humility and range expansion.

I echo the other comments in applauding your rendition of the Sauer transcription--three cheers for equal temperament. You've managed one of the most cello-like tuba sounds I've heard, which is another thing I believe is useful for tubists messing with/playing the Bach cello suites: That one should strive to be liquid and equally capable in all registers of one's range.

Nothing like those two octave jumps in the span of a sixteenth note :)

I look forward to your future work on Bach's remaining cello suites!
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Re: Bach Cello Suite No. 1 recording

Postby lost » Fri Oct 14, 2016 4:47 pm

Thank you for making a solo recording of your BAT. Very musical interpetation! I wish more people used 6/4's as solo instruments! To me, it's really the height of tuba technique to make the large ones as fluid and soloistic as the F's.
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