J.S. Bach: Sonata for Violin and Harpsichord Nº 2 BWV 1015
Here you will find Bach‘s second Sonata for Violin and Harpsichord BWV 1015. It has been transposed down a fifth in this transcription for cello. For movements I, II and IV this means they are now in D major instead of A major whereas the third movement goes from F# minor into B minor. For the brave and/or curious cellist, the original key cello parts (one fifth higher) are also offered.
MOVEMENT I: DOLCE
In bars 25 and 26 three figures have been double-dotted.
A computer-generated play-along audio of the accompaniment, “played” on the guitar, can be found here below. If we actually download it then we can play it at different tempi. A one-bar introduction has been added to the beginning to allow us to know when to start. In this recording there are quite a few small rits and breaths between the phrases.
MOVEMENT II: ALLEGRO
MOVEMENT III: ANDANTE UN POCO
When we transpose this movement down a fifth it lies very low for both cello and accompaniment. For this reason much of the accompaniment (and large sections of the cello part also) have been transposed up a fourth rather than down a fifth. The rhythm of the first beat of the cello part in bar 7 has been changed to match that of bars 9 and 23. The movement ends on the Dominant chord, which is not a real ending and implies that we must start the next movement “attaca” (with no break).
MOVEMENT IV: PRESTO
Here below is a computer-generated audio recording of the accompaniment, “played” on the guitar. If we download it we can play it at different speeds. Because the cello and accompaniment start together, a one-bar introduction has been added to allow us to know when to start playing.