Bach Concerto No. 3 for quartet- Suggestions Needed
Suggestions needed for good quartet arrangement of Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 3, 1st mvt :)
Playing impromptu wedding this weekend & I'd love suggestions. Thanks!
You can purchase parts:
Thanks, Lydia! Do you know where I might purchase & download parts?
My quartet uses a school arrangement, I think the one by Merle Isaac.
Probably. The Merle Isaac is for string orchestra. It's significantly simplified from the real thing. When I was a high schooler, we'd use it for dinner gigs.
"Significantly simplified" is a feature, not a bug, when it comes to gig music.
Last Resort has it in their quartet and trio collections. When I play gigs, we generally avoid it though--too many page turns in the wrong places.
IIRC the Merle Isaac version is a convenient two pages in fairly large "font". (As Mary Ellen puts it, this is a feature.)
Mary Ellen, I love your comment:
The practical truth about gigs is that they are basically a dollar-an-hour equation. If a gig requires any rehearsal, that ratio drops precipitously. Optimal gig arrangements result in casual listeners thinking, "Hey, that sounds like X, cool" while being completely sight-readable with absolutely nothing unexpected that could throw anyone off.
"'Significantly simplified' is a feature, not a bug, when it comes to gig music."