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I think Mr. Bell is a little over the top. But the Chaconne is an impressive compositional achievement. Consider the challenge: you want to write a chaconne - that is, a dance piece built over a repeating bass line - but you are writing for a single instrument, not an ensemble with bass and treble instruments. That instrument normally plays just a single ...


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This is a circle of fifths progression --one of the most common of all chord progressions in both classical and popular music. It comes up particularly often in Bach --for instance, here in the Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F major, BWV 1047, I. Allegro.


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(Assuming you want the BWV number) This is tricky: It is a transcription for guitar of the partita for violin solo #1, BWV 1002, Tempo di borea. See e.g. youtube


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Although he mentions the Elizabethans in many interviews, broadcasts, and essays, his discography turns out to include only one recording of them (CBS, S 72988). That is sufficient explanation for why others haven't continued much in his direction.


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Pieter Wispelwey recorded a version with Richard Egarr on an album called "Gamba Sonatas" for the label Channel Classics.


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It's very likely this "symphony" is fictional. There are a number of symphonies with movements entitled either "Toccata" or "Fugue". The last movement of Charles-Marie Widor's Symphony for Organ no.5 is titled "Toccata" The two movements of William Schumann's Symphony No.3 are titled "Passacaglia and Fugue" and "Chorale and Toccata" The finale of ...


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If anyone is interested, the recording was by Freiburg Musica Poetica Ensemble, and the album is: Bach, J.S.: Mein Herze Schwimmt!


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Wikipedia for The Well-Tempered Clavier lists an Ave Maria by Gounod, based on the Prelude, for piano & cello, but I can't find anything else


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