Marimba (or Xylophone) Solo with Band

This is actually a twice-removed transcription. To create the brilliant overture to this cantata, JS Bach took the opening toccata from his E major partita for solo violin and wrote it out a whole step lower for organ solo, then added a very nice brand-new fleshed-out accompaniment using his standard D Major celebratory-affect-orchestra (strings, oboes/bassoon, trumpets, timpani).

My arrangement transfers that solo organ part to solo marimba (or xylophone) and the accompaniment to light concert band.  It has a stunning ending. The solo part can also be played as a marimba/xylophone duet. (There is also a separate band version with the solo part in Clarinet 1 and 2 and Flute/Piccolo sections.)

ListenScoreTitleScoringDur.Year
view scoreBach, Sinfonia, Cantata 29Marimba (or xylophone) solo/band3'151731/2013
Order This»Re-transcription for band of Bach's own transcription of the Preludio (in E) to his Third solo violin Partia, for solo organ with festive orchestra. Here the solo part is given to marimba (or xylophone, or duet).