Baroque Transcriptions

These transcriptions to the electronic medium have been heavily imfluenced by the work of Wendy Carlos, a pioneer in the field of synthetic sound design and recording.

Those tracks selected here are a small part of a larger collection. In most cases they are excerpts of the full piece. Most last about a minute and give just a flavour of the full work.

Johann Sebastian Bach

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Bach’s contribution to music of the Baroque period is outstanding. He introduced the German style of composition to influences from Italy and France.

He was highly regarded as a virtuoso organist and keyboard player whose ability to improvise was astounding. However, he had only moderate success in his lifetime as a composer, forever looking for patrons to support himself and his growing family.

It was not until the early 19th century that his works received the acclaim that has followed them to this day.

Brandenburg Concertos

Concerto No 1 in F major - BWV 1046
1. Allegro
2. Adagio
3. Allegro
4. Menuetto, Trio I, Polacca, Trio II
Concerto No 2 in F major - BWV 1047
1. Allegro
2. Andante
3. Allegro Assai
Concerto No 3 in G major - BWV 1048
1. Allegro
2. Adagio
3. Allegro
Concerto No 4 in G major - BWV 1049
1. Allegro
2. Andante
3. Presto

George Frederick Handel

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A contemporary of Johan Sebastian Bach and Domenico Scarlatti, he is one of Baroque music’s most popular composers. Unlike Bach, Handel enjoyed significant success in his lifetime.

His operas in the Italian style were particularly popular until the fashion for them waned and he decided he had to find another opening for his music. It was through this that “The Messiah” came to fruition and the “oratorio” was born.

He was a prolific writer. His works include 42 operas, 29 oratorios, over 120 cantata, trios and duets, 16 organ concerti and many instrumental works including concerti grossi, the "Water Music" and "Music for the Royal Fireworks".

Water Music

Bouree
Alla Hornpipe
Loure
Menuet

These are just four movements taken from the complete work. 

Other Works

Arrival of the Queeen of Sheba (complete)
Music for the Royal Fireworks - La Rejouissance
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