6/28/11

Air on the G strings by Johann Sebastian Bach

Air on the G string became the popular name of the suite originally known as  Air of Johann Sebastian Bach's Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major. Bach was employed as the Kapellmeister of Leopold of Anhalt-K├Âthen in 1717 and he wrote this suite for him. 


The song became known as Air on the G string when a violinist August Wilhelmj arrange the piece for violin and piano. He was able to play it on his violin using only one string, the G string. 


I've heard a story before that Wilhemj's violin got broken on the very day of his concert and he was planning to play this suite. Almost all the strings are cut off and the only string that remained is the G string. After all the chaos he decided not to quit but instead he played the piece on G string and it impressed the crowd tremendously.


I don't exactly know if that's the real story behind it. All I know is that this song reminds me of the presence of God and that is where I find my peace. Jesus is my song and He is the music of my soul. Try to listen to this song and feel the air that it brings :) God bless


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4 comments:

healingleaf said...

I love this piece, it is so beautiful!
I am a musician too, and have played this many times...it never gets old :)
Thank you for sharing it!

Tiffany said...

What a beautiful post, Cheryll!

Tiffany said...

Hi Cheryll. Just wanted you to know that I also stopped by your "fashion" blog today. I liked your last post! I tried to write a comment, but I wasn't able to. I'm not sure if my computer isn't working properly, or if your "fashion" blog isn't set up for comments. Just wanted to mention that just in case you didn't know.
Have a great day!

Cheryll said...

hi tiffany,

thank you for your inputs. i appreciate it. i'll try to look up on my blog later...visited yours as well, it's fantastic..blessings! :)

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