Bach’s Goldberg Variations, arranged for chamber ensemble

Our own arrangement of Bach’s monumental harpsichord work, perhaps written to soothe an insomniac aristocrat. Performed here with flute, violin, cello, bassoon and harpsichord, Repast’s version of this late masterpiece keeps some variations in their original keyboard form, while arranging others for chamber ensemble. The canons and variations can be heard this way with different timbers, bringing out the vocal quality of the lines and allowing the listener to follow each individual voice distinctly.
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