Bach's Cello Suites, Volumes 1 and 2

Bach's Cello Suites, Volumes 1 and 2 : Analyses and Explorations

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J. S. Bach's Suites for Unaccompanied Cello are among the most cherished and frequently played works in the entire literature of music, and yet they have never been the subject of a full-length music analytical study. The musical examples herein include every note of all movements (so one needs no separate copy of the music while reading the book), and undertakes both basic analyses-harmonic reduction, functional harmonic analysis, step progression analysis, form analysis, and syntagmatic and paradigmatic melodic analysis-and specialized analyses for some of the individual movements. Allen Winold presents a comprehensive study intended not only for cellists, but also for other performers, music theorists, music educators, and informed general readers.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 280 pages
  • 216 x 279 x 12.7mm | 943g
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • music
  • 0253218969
  • 9780253218964
  • 93,917

Table of contents

Volume I




Chapter 1: Historical Background

Chapter 2: The Preludes

Chapter 3: The Allemandes

Chapter 4: The Courantes

Chapter 5: The Sarabandes

Chapter 6: The Optional Dances

Chapter 7: The Gigues

Chapter 8: Summary and Conclusions

Appendix: Analytical Designations




Appendix: Analytical Designations

Volume II


Table of Contents for Volume II: Music Examples


Chapter 1: Music Examples for the Historical Background

Chapter 2: Music Examples for the Preludes

Chapter 3: Music Examples for the Allemandes

Chapter 4: Music Examples for the Courantes

Chapter 5: Music Examples for the Sarabandes

Chapter 6: Music Examples for the Optional Dances

Chapter 7: Music Examples for the Gigues
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Review quote

". . . these volumes are a fascinating, comprehensive, and incredibly detailed look into the solo cello works of Bach. Recommended for those who like theory and in-depth, analytical discussions of Bach's music.April 1, 2009" -- G. P. * Strings Magazine *
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About Allen Winold

Allen Winold, Professor of Music Emeritus at Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music, has written numerous books on music theory and history. He has been an active composer, arranger, violinist, and conductor, and has given master classes and seminars throughout the world.
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