Bach: Arias for Alto

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  • Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach
  • Instrumentation (this edition): Piano Reduction, Alto
  • Originally for: Piano, SATB Choir, Orchestra, Alto, Tenor, Chamber Orchestra
  • Work Languages: English, German
  • ISMN: 9790006503810
  • Size: 9.1 x 11.8 inches
  • Pages: 82
  • Urtext / Critical Edition


ln recent decades Bach's cantatas have gained enormous popularity and entered the repertoires of many singers. These volumes present characteristic arias from Bach's huge output of cantatas for all four vocal ranges - soprano, alto, tenor and bass -together with helpful advice on how to learn them. The accompanying booklet in German and English not only contains preparatory exercises but also offers background information on style, technique and performance practice.

Each volume presents the reliable text of the New Bach Edition as well as a simple piano reduction allowing less experienced accompanists to perform the arias outside their original context.