Siciliano (BACH)

May 4, 2017 10:12 AM

Change of pace. Flute & piano. This was recorded while rehearsing before playing it as the prelude to a church service.

Most of the posts seem to be focused on writing/creating new material rather than on performance. I wonder if there are other performers out there who would enjoy posting.

(I cleared it with moderators. If you feel this sort of thing doesn't fit here, you can say so, but I'm not likely to make a habit of it in any event.)

posted by SemiSalt (7 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

Terrific performance and just what I needed to reset the day to a more serene melody. The piano sounds almost harp-like, which is pretty cool. Thank you for sharing.
posted by Flippervault at 1:25 PM on May 7, 2017

If you feel this sort of thing doesn't fit here, you can say so

I say the opposite of so! Err ... "not so"? I mean I feel it does fit. 'Tis most fitting!

but I'm not likely to make a habit of it in any event

OK well THIS I object to! BRAVO! ENCORE!
posted by the quidnunc kid at 3:29 AM on May 8, 2017 [1 favorite]

Thaks for the nice words. I'll be back with something else, eventually.
posted by SemiSalt at 7:43 AM on May 11, 2017

Agreed - "more!"
posted by AppleSeed at 7:04 PM on May 21, 2017

Absolutely a great fit. Thank you for sharing! What an expressive and thoughtful performance. The piece is wonderful of course, but both parts are played with a lightness and clarity. The flute in particular delivers both yearning and hope. Beautiful.
posted by BlackPebble at 5:52 AM on May 24, 2017

Yes, I hope you post more. I'd definitely enjoy hearing more classical pieces here on MeFi Music.

What a cool, calming duet. I wasn't familiar with this pretty piece, so thanks for introducing it. Was that you on piano, or flute?
posted by rangefinder 1.4 at 1:52 AM on June 2, 2017

It's the second movement of the The Sonata #2 in E-flat Major by J.S. Bach. You can find a nice performance of the whole sonata here. The second movement starts at 4:00.

The Siciliana or Siciliano was a popular form as explained by Wikipedia here. There is a link to another performance of the Bach on that page.

I played the flute until about 1970 and then started playing again in my retirement.
posted by SemiSalt at 9:11 AM on June 4, 2017 [1 favorite]

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