Re: The Bach Choral Dilemma (Susan Allen )

Subject: Re: The Bach Choral Dilemma
From:    Susan Allen  <susie(at)SHOKO.CALARTS.EDU>
Date:    Tue, 28 Jan 2003 16:11:31 -0800

Bariolage is a term describing back and forth motion between strings and is a bowing technique. I was speaking of a pedal tone, which is simply what I described and is a very different lasts longer and doesn't alternate every other note. Susan ---------- >From: "Maher, Rob" <rmaher(at)ECE.MONTANA.EDU> >To: AUDITORY(at)LISTS.MCGILL.CA >Subject: Re: The Bach Choral Dilemma >Date: Tue, Jan 28, 2003, 11:43 AM > > 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

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