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    Let's Hear Your Interpretation - Bach Air on a G String

    What's interesting about music is how different people interpret a work differently. Have you ever heard a work performed by two different orchestras that sound quite different? Or the same peice with a different instrument ensemble arrangement? Or hear how different conductors of the same orchestra can interpret the same piece differently?

    fmfgs did a rendition of Bach's famous "Air on a G-String". In his version he used Violin I: Gagli Solo Violin II: Guarni Solo Viola: Viola Ens1 + Cello2 Solo Violoncello: Cello1 Solo + Dbl Bass Solo. this is an intimate interpretation with the space to match.

    Francesco took the same work and changed the instrumentation and used only solo istrings, modified the dynamics and tempo and used a custom impulse to create a large space.

    Here is Rene's MP3 and Cubase file:
    http://www.garritan.com/mp3/BachAirGstring-rs.mp3
    http://www.garritan.com/mp3/BachAirGstring-rs.cpr

    Here is Francesco's MP3 and Cubase file:
    http://www.garritan.com/mp3/BachAirGstring-fm.mp3
    http://www.garritan.com/mp3/BachAirGstring-fm.cpr

    fmfgs suggested that both files be posted along with the midi-file and invite people to make their own version and post it.

    What do you like about each version? This is not a comparison test nor a critique, but a fun exercise to show how interpretations can vary and also to show how GPO can be used in differing interpretations. I would like this to be a learning experience so that we can discuss various ways of interpretation, orchestration, mixing and the acoustic environment (wet vs. intimate).

    Would anyone else like to take a try at this Bach masterpiece using GPO? It doesn't have to be a string ensemble. You could try a Concert Pipe Organ rendition, or a Woodwind ensemble, Piano Duo or other instrument combination of your choosing.

    Everyone who participates gets a GPO T-shirt. Looking forward to hearing what you come up with.

    Gary Garritan

    PS: ...no G-String jokes. And would someone be kind enough to translate the Cubase files into MIDI files?

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    Re: Let's Hear Your Interpretation - Bach Air on a G String

    Guess I'm gonna give it a try

    I have uploaded the score to my web in case someone wants to work from the original
    http://www.pablodelgado.com/public/bach-air-a4.pdf

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    Re: Let's Hear Your Interpretation - Bach Air on a G String

    Here are 2 midi-files
    1. GM-format for any gm module (has tempo track but no expr.):
    ftp://213.189.138.53/airg.mid

    2. Midi export as used in my BachAirGstring-rs.mp3
    ftp://213.189.138.53/BachAirGstringRS.mid

    rené

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    Re: Let's Hear Your Interpretation - Bach Air on a G String

    I'll take a crack at it. I love this piece and I have a few ideas.
    -Chad

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    Re: Let's Hear Your Interpretation - Bach Air on a G String

    Quote Originally Posted by guybrush threepwood
    Found a typo, in the viola part, last group of 4 semiquavers in measure 13, it reads do-re-fa-do when it should say do-re-mi-do
    And in Violin I, measure 18, it starts with #do-mi-sol-re when it should be #do-mi-sol-si

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    Re: Let's Hear Your Interpretation - Bach Air on a G String

    My small (and fast) contribution
    www.pablodelgado.com/mp3/airbach.mp3

    Violins I short+sus
    Guarnieri solo
    Violas short+sus
    Viola solo
    Cellos short+sus
    Double Bass short+sus
    Contrabasoon 2 solo
    Live classical guitar

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    Re: Let's Hear Your Interpretation - Bach Air on a G String

    Hi Garritan, I hope I may be so bold to post my interpretation here though I don't use GPO (waiting for it to arrive).

    I used instead a piano lib which was included when I bought my Kontakt-sampler.

    Now regarding my interpretation - I don't know how many times I have listened to this masterpiece, and of course as an organist this piece is something which all organists must be able to play beautifully.
    Unfortunately I must do the tempo and expression with my mouse so it isn't as accurate, but I think it shows how I like to play it and express the emotions which Bach wrote so beautifully into the music.

    Here's the url: http://www.falcon-creations.com/mp3/...string_mp3.mp3

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    Re: Let's Hear Your Interpretation - Bach Air on a G String

    Great idea this. I wish I'd been up and running as this would have been a most interesting and fun excercise! Funny enough I only just mentioned this piece in context with the Jaque Loussier Trio yesterday.....

    Frank

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    Re: Let's Hear Your Interpretation - Bach Air on a G String

    I have another version too - not with GPO, but I used GOS Lite. I did this before I got GPO and GOS.

    Bach_Air

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    Re: Let's Hear Your Interpretation - Bach Air on a G String

    Here is my GPO version done in Sibelius. It's a good example of divisi writing. If you want to know the intrumentation let me know. Reverb is Concert Hall 2. File is about 4.4MB in size.

    http://users.adelphia.net/~chads/mus...e_G_String.mp3


    -Chad

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