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Re: The Bach Choral Dilemma

susan allen wrote:
> It's interesting to note that what you all are calling
> "streaming effect" is really a pedal tone effect, much like
> if one were playing an organ with the pedal tone sustained
> underneath melodic fancies...this is the way Bach wrote for
> strings and single line instruments...please note he was an
> organist.
> ...

My recollection is that this arco playing technique is called "notes in
bariolage" among string players.  The rocking bowing motion goes from one
string to another alternately to play the interleaved notes.

Incidentally, I believe the prelude of the Cello Suite #1 often has the
repeated note higher than the moving line--sort of a flipped pedal tone.

Rob Maher