Sheep may safely graze :
arranged for two solo violins and strings /
Johann Sebastian Bach ; edited and arranged by Reginald Jacques.
|Main Creator:||Bach, Johann Sebastian, 1685-1750|
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London : (36, Soho Square, Oxford Street London, W. 1) Oxford University Press, (Amen House, Warwick Square, London, E.C.4) .
NLI copy contains a full score plus seperate instrumental parts
Oxford Orchestral Series (Second Series).
Plate no .: No. 141
The Aria "Schafe konnen sicher weiden" is contained in the Secular cantata which Bach wrote for a hunting birthday festival, and was produced on February 23rd, 1716. The Aria was sung by Pales, the Goddess of Flocks and Herds, and is scored for soprano, two beak flutes ( a kind of flageolet) and unfigured bass. In this arrangement the vocal line is given to the 1st violins. Parts for the 2nd violins and violas have been added, also bowing and expression marks. If two flutes are available, it may be preferred to use them in place of the solo violins. (R.J.)
NLI copy signed on cover title by John & B Thomson
Physical description: 6 parts ; 31 cm. 31 x 24 cm. +
Bryden Thomson collection.
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