J.S. Bach

Recommended (or not) Recordings

Partita No. 3 for Unaccompanied Ukulele and Other Baroque Masterpieces

Main Performer
or Conductor:
John King
Individual Works:From Cello Suite No. 1, BWV 1007
Prelude (2:18)
Sarabande (2:46)
Gigue (1:44)

From Cello Suite No. 6, BWV 1012
Gavotte I & II (3:48)

From Cello Suite No. 5, BWV 1011
Gavotte I & II (4:49)

From Cello Suite No. 4, BWV 1010
Bourree I & II (5:05)

Partita No. 3, BWV 1006
Preludio (4:43)
Loure (4:14)
Gavotte en Rondeau (2:57)
Menuet I & II (4:05)
Bourree (2:01)
Gigue (2:11)

From the Well-tempered Clavier, Book One
Prelude, BWV 846 (2:06)

From Cantata BWV 147
Wohl mir, dass ich Jesum habe (2

Format:Compact Disc
Record Label:NALU Music
Catalog Number:NALU 011998
Year Released/Recorded:1996-98
Total Playing Time:45:00 min
Comments:John King said:

Recorded in 1996 and released in 1998 Johann Sebastian Bach Partita No. 3 for Unaccompanied Ukulele and Other Baroque Masterpieces is the first CD devoted entirely to ukulele transcriptions of the MasterÕs music. Johann Sebastian Bach for Unaccompanied Ukulele is the only ukulele recording to include a major work by Bach in its entirety: Partita No. 3, BWV 1006. Performed by John King, the leading exponent of performance in the campanella style. The early baroque masters of the guitarra espa?ola pioneered a style of playing now known as campanella. The campanella style is noted for a bell like quality of sound in which individual notes over-ring one another producing an effect very much like that of the harp. This is accomplished by playing each succeeding note in a melodic line on a different string. The ukulele adapts well to this style of performance due to its hallmark re-entrant (my-dog-has-fleas) tuning. Visit www.nalu-music.com and listen to the Bouree from BWV 1006 in MP3 format.

Acknowledgements:Thank you to the following for submitting this recording and for your comments:
  • John King
Date First Submitted:10/22/2001