Bach’s Prelude from Cello Suite No. 1 transcribed for solo piano from Eleonor Bindman’s new transcription of J.S. Bach’s Complete Cello SuitesJ.S. Bach Cello Suites for Piano Solo Score!
Suite No. 1 is well-grounded in the key of G major, starting with an open tonic chord of G, the D a fifth above and a B a 10th above. Bach unifies this Suite by planting this chord, a compositional seed of sorts, in each of the six movements and continues to use a similar common feature in Suites 2 and 3. The calm and beneficent quality of G major coupled with the “seminal” approach created in me a strong association with growth, nature as a source and healer of all things, and the color green.