Bach, Air ("on the G string", string orchestra)





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Published on Feb 26, 2009

J. S. Bach's Air "On the G-string" from his 3rd orchestral suite in D major, BWV 1068.

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And here's a piano arrangement of it

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A: I got this recording from Royalty Free Classical Music (dot org); they sell stock performances, and give stock answers to questions; the stock answer to "who is performing this" is "The RFCM Symphony Orchestra".

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Q: What is the real name of this piece?
A: It is the second movement of Bach's Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major, titled "Aria" ("Air" is the English word for "aria").

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Oh no... it's absent of baroque ornaments...
Heard this in Battle Royale
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Its a shame i can never play this Im a bass
Zen: Hippity Hoppity get of my property Without the bass (the harmony) this melody wouldn’t be what it is.
So I have heard, this Masterpiece was used in a horror movie which i'm glad I have not seen. This takes me to a good place so it's an everyday play for me.
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Steve intentionallyleftblank
Simply one of the most beautiful pieces of music I've ever heard. If I ever get married, this is a song that I want to be played. Maybe I'll do a little piano/organ arrangement of it. Man, Bach is/was awesome.
I agree, this is surpassingly beautiful. I've listened to it (and played my piano transcription of it) thousands of times, and it only gets better.
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Thought it was a great song, not from amywhere. Then i recognized it from filthyfranks 2017 trailer. Then i got sad about filthy frank. What is life
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This is really great work and deserves a lot more upvotes than 34k after 9 years.
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Ash Hill
Heard this year's ago watching The Spy Who Loved Me, thought would look up and here am, sad but beautiful music.
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