Air on the G String for Flexible Quartet

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Air on the G String

from Suite #3 in D, BWV 1068

Music by Johann Sebastian Bach
Arranged by Steve Winstead

Grade 3
Duration 4:45

One of Bach's most famous works, this lovely quartet is perfect for weddings and other events, or as a slower tune for any recital. For historical context of this work, see this Wikipedia article.

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Each of the four parts is available in multiple transpositions, for any type of ensemble you can put together. Available transpositions are as follows:

  • Part 1
    • C Transposition - Flute, Oboe, Violin
    • E-flat Transposition - Eb Clarinet, Sopranino Saxophone
    • B-Flat Transposition - Clarinet, Trumpet, Soprano Saxophone
    • D Transposition - Trumpet in D
  • Part 2
    • C Transposition - Flute, Oboe, Violin
    • E-flat Transposition - Alto Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
    • B-Flat Transposition - Clarinet, Trumpet, Soprano Saxophone
    • G Transposition - Alto Flute
  • Part 3
    • C Transposition - Violin (range is too low for flute or oboe)
    • Bass Flute
    • Viola
    • E-flat Transposition - Alto Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
    • B-Flat Transposition - Clarinet, Trumpet, Soprano Saxophone
    • B-Flat Octave Transposition - Tenor Saxophone
    • G Transposition - Alto Flute
    • F Transposition - English Horn, Horn in F
  • Part 4
    • C Transposition (Bass Clef) - Cello, Bassoon, Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba
    • B-Flat Transposition - Bass Clarinet, Treble Clef Baritone
    • E-Flat Transposition - Baritone Saxophone, Contra Alto Clarinet, Eb Tuba TC