Johann Sebastian Bach wrote the present short, three-voice pieces for cembalo. Minuet BWV 929 comes from the collection entitled Small Preludes and Fughettas and was probably written as teaching material. The Minuet and the Polonaise from the Notebook for Anna Magdalena Bach are examples of the Bach family's domestic music. Gavotte II (ou la Musette) and Gavottes I and II come from the English Suites, while a further gavotte was sourced from the French Suite No. 5.
The Recorder Trio à la Carte series presents attractive pieces for recorder trio that cover a wide stylistic spectrum encompassing arrangements and original compositions from the classical and entertainment repertoire. It also combines the instruments of the recorder family in various ways. Recorder Trio à la carte opens up new paths that feature high quality, professional-standard recorder literature which motivates young players, sounds good and appeals to listeners.
• Spirited dances by J. S. Bach in stylish arrangements for an enjoyable venture into the world of Baroque music
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I already own others in this series and highly regard the arrangements by Irmhild Beutler and Sylvia Corinna Rosin of Ensemble Dreiklang Berlin. This volume doesn’t disappoint. (...) I highly recommend this book for players wishing to play music by Bach of moderate difficulty.
Recorder Magazine, Winter 2018 (Debbie Porro)