Originally written for cello, Bach's Unaccompanied Suites are beautifully and meticulously edited for Tuba by Ralph Sauer.
48 page textbook. gc 4.
Mr. Sauer's thoughtful version of the Six Suites gives the performer "room to breathe" musically.
To quote Mr. Sauer : "I refrained from using fanciful descriptive terms such as con brio, or quasi una fantasia because they may suggest a particular style...This transcription is not intended to be a blueprint to be followed exactly, but rather, it is the raw material from which a personal interpretation can be built."
To quote Pablo Casals: "Where interpreting Bach's music is concerned, there are no hard and fast rules...The best thing to do is to discard all preconceived ideas and try to approach in our performances whatever the music conveys to us..."
Lower tessitura is excellent for tuba or bass trombone alone.