(J.S. Bach, BWV 847, from The Well-Tempered Clavier)
arranged for flute and piano by Bruce Stark
(score 12 pages, part 5 pages)
Kazuhiro Iwasa and Chika Nagisa perform Prelude No. 3 in rehearsal. (Tokyo, 2011)
Prelude No. 3 was recorded by flutist Kaori Fujii and Bruce Stark in 2003 as part of Ms. Fujii's Aria (available in Japan from Victor Entertainment).
Prelude No. 3 is one of my favorite preludes in Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier. The word "arrangement" is perhaps a bit misleading, as I endeavored to create a new work based on the prelude but employing new material as well, influenced by my own harmonic and rhythmic sensibilities. I hope the listener enjoys this view of Bach's amazing, lively little piece through a contemporary lense.
- Bruce Stark