Here are the two finished Bach Minuets together along with the video explaining how these two artworks came about, why they look the way they do, and where I am going with this art
Even I am surprised that up next I have another Bach project, the Prelude from Cello Suite No. 1 in g major BWV 1007. What caught my attention was this video that does a detailed explanation of this music. Every song I paint, I research. I want to know the music’s story and any other influences it has, including covers by other musicians. Even though I may like the music, I need to build a connection that goes beyond the song in order to spend many weeks of my time to complete a project. That does not mean the music I paint has to always be the best of the best. Many times I am attracted to the melody, the lyrics, or my past connection. As for my next project, the video of this Classical Prelude perked my interest after going through my list of to do artworks of over thirty songs and not connecting to any.
Here is the scrolling sheet music which includes Bachs own hand written version:
For interest, at less for me, here is my good-enough-to start for now,17th version of my 35 second condensed cover of this short 2 minute forty second Bach masterpiece.
Let me presume that anyone with a Classical music training will not be kind to my version. I am an unique portrait painter and the Prelude for J S Bach’s first Cello Suite is my subject, and the music gives the image character and a voice.
Scott Von Holzen