Dancing with J.S. Bach

Orchestrations of selected J.S. Bach keyboard works

Suite I: for String Orchestra with string soloists

Commissioned by Michael Sporn in memory of his wife, Kitte Sporn, for premiere by A Far Cry

Suite II: for Solo Oboe and String Orchestra

Commissioned by the Chelsea Music Festival and Michael Sporn, in memory of Kitte Sporn


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Duration:

Suite I: c. 25 minutes
Suite II: c. 20 minutes

Movements:

Suite I:

I. Capriccio (from Partita No. 2 in C Minor, BWV 826)
II.  Gavottes I and II (from English Suite No. 3 in G Minor, BWV 808)
III. Gavottes I and II (from French Overture in B Minor, BWV 831)
IV. Gavottes I and II (from English Suite No. 6 in D Minor, BWV 811)
V. Courante II (with two Doubles) (from English Suite No. 1 in A, BWV 806)
VI. Andante (from Keyboard Sonata in D Minor, BWV 964)

Suite II:

I. [Untitled] (from Italian Concerto in F major, BWV 971)
II. Bourrees I/II (from English Suite No. 2 in A minor, BWV 807)
III. Sarabande (from French Suite No.5 In G Major, BWV 816)
IV. Bourrees I/II (from English Suite No. 1 in A major, BWV 806)
V. Echo (from French Overture in B minor, BWV 831)