Overview of this digital piano sheet music:
- "Air on the G String": The 2nd Movement (Air)
- From Orchestral Suite No. 3 BWV. 1068
- Composer: J. S. Bach
- Level 5: advanced (See other levels of this music)
- 2 pages of music
- Cover sheet
- Key (for this arrangement): D major - original key by Bach
- Fingerings: None
- Instrumentation: For piano solo
- Complete audio sample: Always free to listen to on our website
- Downloading file: PDF
- Arranger and music editor: Mizue Murakami
- Publisher: Galaxy Music Notes
- Product code: GMNS00771
More about "Air on the G String" by Bach:
The German composer, Johann Sebastian Bach from the Baroque era (1685 – 1750) composed 4 orchestral suites. One of them is Orchestral Suite No. 3, BWV 1068 which has 5 movements. The 2nd movement of it is Air which uses only string instruments. More than 100 years later, the German composer, August Wilhelmj (1845 -1908) arranged this 2nd movement, Air by changing the original key of D major to the key of C major so that he can play it on his G-string violin. And he titled that version "Air on the G String." That title is now more popular than "The 2nd Movement, Air from Orchestral Suite No. 3, BWV 1068." To learn more about the story behind "Air on the G String," please visit our page, "About Air on the G String."
Tips for playing Level 5 "Air on the G String":
This Level 5 arrangement of "Air on the G String" is at an advanced level. It's written in the original key of D major that Bach wrote (not August Wilhelmj). We should say it is an adaptation for piano solo more so than arrangement because it has 99% the same as the original exception of a few notes removed such as duplicated notes. The left hand basically plays the bass notes played by the contra-bass players. All other 3 string parts are played by the right hand. It is advanced because you do need to play 3 lines (voices) by one hand even though it sounds easy. Some notes are required to be held longer while the other finger needs to play shorter (faster) beats with the right hand alone frequently. Please refer to our free complete audio sample on the top of this page.
Download, Print (or see it on your tablet), and Practice!
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- To learn more about the composer, J. S. Bach for "Air on the G String," please visit our page, "About Johann Sebastian Bach."