J.S. Bach - Prelude in C (instrumental arrangement)

Posted by: musician17

J.S. Bach - Prelude in C (instrumental arrangement) - 06/13/20 02:08 PM

Just something I felt like doing tonight ... NOT an original song, I've tried for much of today (Saturday) to write something new, with no luck whatsoever by way of inspiration. So ... here's an arrangement of J.S. Bach's Prelude No. 1 for Solo Piano - arranged in (according to Band-in-a-Box's memo) an Americana Ballad style - instead.

Thank you BIAB for providing us with all these priceless arrangement styles ... and I hope you enjoy.

https://soundcloud.com/jamesdelsono/bach-prelude-in-c

****** Song Summary *************
Title: Bach - Prelude in C - 13 June 2020
File:Bach - Prelude in C - 13 June 2020 - 3.SGU
Key=C , Tempo 60, Length (m:s)=2:32
No intro. 34 bar chorus, from bar 1 to bar 34. Repeat x1 chorus
No Melody
No Soloist track.
Song is saved with Volume, Pan, Reverb, Chorus, Bank0,
Style is _APPLES.STY (Apples Even-16 Americana Ballad)

RealTracks in style: 2877:Bass, Acoustic, AmericanaSlow16thsByron Ev16 060
RealTracks in style: 3101:Piano, ElectricVintage, Rhythm AmericanaSlow16thsMike Ev16 060
RealTracks in style: 3159:Guitar, Baritone Electric, Rhythm AmericanaSlow16thsBrentFX Ev16 060
RealDrums [in style:AmericanaRoots16th^01-a:Toms, b:Snare

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Posted by: Scott C

Re: J.S. Bach - Prelude in C (instrumental arrangement) - 06/14/20 09:26 AM

Lovely song
Posted by: floyd jane

Re: J.S. Bach - Prelude in C (instrumental arrangement) - 06/14/20 12:36 PM

That is a very pleasant listen, James
Posted by: musician17

Re: J.S. Bach - Prelude in C (instrumental arrangement) - 06/14/20 01:40 PM

Thanks Scott and floyd. The credit goes to Bach, of course :-)
Posted by: Ezekiel's Storm

Re: J.S. Bach - Prelude in C (instrumental arrangement) - 06/16/20 06:04 AM

Nice touch on the Master's work. Beautiful and fitting BIAB instrumentation.
Posted by: BlueAttitude

Re: J.S. Bach - Prelude in C (instrumental arrangement) - 06/16/20 06:19 AM

This worked pretty good I thought, nice arrangement!
Posted by: DSM

Re: J.S. Bach - Prelude in C (instrumental arrangement) - 06/16/20 08:56 AM

Beautiful. Nice arrangement!

...Deb
Posted by: Janice & Bud

Re: J.S. Bach - Prelude in C (instrumental arrangement) - 06/16/20 10:29 AM

You and that Bach guy did good! Nice collab.
Is he on the forum? smile

The arrangement is very relaxing and engaging.

Well done!

J&B
Posted by: TheMaartian

Re: J.S. Bach - Prelude in C (instrumental arrangement) - 06/16/20 02:34 PM

Terrific arrangement, James!

A lot of modern musicians don't give Bach enough credit. Steve, the dev behind Serum and Cthulhu isn't one of them. He includes the chord progressions from well over 100 Bach chorales with Cthulhu.

BTW, they're all public domain!
Posted by: rayc

Re: J.S. Bach - Prelude in C (instrumental arrangement) - 06/16/20 03:37 PM

WOW, There'd have been some effort entering the progression for this...an interesting modern interpretation of the orchestra...just needs an instrument playing the melody up front.
Posted by: furry

Re: J.S. Bach - Prelude in C (instrumental arrangement) - 06/16/20 06:23 PM

James you're a true musician, that was amazing pal
Posted by: musician17

Re: J.S. Bach - Prelude in C (instrumental arrangement) - 06/17/20 10:59 AM

Thanks everybody - way too kind, but I'll take it, of course - thank you.
Posted by: Deej56

Re: J.S. Bach - Prelude in C (instrumental arrangement) - 06/17/20 06:13 PM

James,

I like this—very serene and easy on the ears. Good arrangement and production. That Bach guy was pretty good, and you do him justice here! Well done!

All my best,

Deej
Posted by: Robertkc

Re: J.S. Bach - Prelude in C (instrumental arrangement) - 06/18/20 08:48 AM

James.
That`s a nice chord progression ( hands up- I wouldn`t be the one to identify the guy who wrote it!);I like the Americana interpretation ...and if you add lyrics and voice to bring out the melody, who would know its not an original ballad!


Robert
Posted by: edshaw

Re: J.S. Bach - Prelude in C (instrumental arrangement) - 06/18/20 02:18 PM

Good one, James. Concept and execution ++
Posted by: Al-David

Re: J.S. Bach - Prelude in C (instrumental arrangement) - 06/18/20 10:01 PM

Hi James ...

A beautiful interpretation and presentation on this classic. You have a special touch with these serene instrumentals. That was a most enjoyable listen! Thanks for the calming aura.

Best to you. Be safe ...

Alan