A new and welcome treatment of one of Bach’s most memorable works. Sensitively arranged for young orchestra, the gentle essence of Bach’s original aria is maintained while all the sections of the orchestra have an opportunity to play the rich melodies and counterpoint. Concert audiences and students alike will be touched by the lyricism and musicality of this piece, yet it is remarkably uncomplicated to rehearse and perform. Here is an arrangement that almost plays itself, all with a peaceful spirit that your beginning students will surely remember long after the concert is over. (2:10)
Correlates with String Explorer Book One, Unit 9.