Bach Sarabande in B Minor
Hello, everyone. I am currently working on the Bach B minor Sarabande and Double.
I was wondering what suggestions you all may have. In particular I'm struggling with measure 12 (making the last chord sound good) and measure 16 (it's never consistent for me)
Thank you very much.
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Thank you so much. I am new to this site and didn't realize
In my edition (Barenreiter) those measures are probably # 11 and 15.
I add lots of slurs anyway to the Double, but probably the reverse of Irish jig style. You could do it without, but it is harder to get the right expression of dreamy recollection, IMO.
Thank you very much everyone, I appreciate it!
The other thing, which I was reminded of while sampling bows, is to keep your right hand as relaxed as possible. It will make the chords speak more clearly, and help prevent the left hand from tightening.
I have noticed that myself. I think sometimes when I do relax my hand I move the bow a bit too fast as well
Go through the Sarabande and the Double side-by-side so that you can appreciate the parallel structure and harmony. This will help make a "set" of the two pieces if you perform them together. It's common to have a movement and its "double" on a program if you're not doing the whole Partita because they are contrasting in style and tempo. I agree wholeheartedly with Joel that the double resembles a jig but I don't think that means you need to take it real fast.
That's what Ive been doing Paul, I've noticed the how the doubles follow the chord progressions of the movement.