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Suite for Orchestra No. 3 in D major, BWV 1068: II. Air, commonly referred to as “Air”, is the second movement of Bach’s Third Orchestral Suite and is one of the most famous pieces of baroque music. The suite is from the third of Ouvertures BWV 1066–1069 - a set of compositions by Johann Sebastian Bach, probably composed between 1725 and 1739 in Leipzig. The word ouverture refers to an opening movement in which a section of slow dotted-note rhythm is followed by a fugue; at the time, this name was also used to refer to a whole suite of dance-pieces in the French baroque style. An arrangement of the piece by German violinist August Wilhelmj (1845–1908) has come to be known as Air on the G String.

Air (French for “aria”; also ayr, ayre), a variant of the musical song form, is the name of various song-like vocal or instrumental compositions.


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  • kuchenkruemmel

    unglaublich schön...........

    29 Jan 6:34pm Reply

    If it ain't Baroque, don't fix it. [2]

    30 Oct 2013 Reply
  • jbungardDT


    16 Oct 2013 Reply
  • Nedagha

    A piece of music sent from heaven!

    9 Oct 2013 Reply
  • dhrathbun

    Baroque: the sound a hippo makes when breaking wind...

    20 Aug 2013 Reply
  • SuthrnGal63

    Very clever GDAutumnMay :). Absolutely wonderful music.

    29 Apr 2013 Reply
  • GDAutumnMay

    If it ain't Baroque, don't fix it.

    26 Apr 2013 Reply
  • Rafateodor

    Realmente Muito linda

    13 Apr 2013 Reply
  • saruman_w

    Damnit, forgottenjazz, it's not FROM any movie! It's centuries old!

    28 Mar 2013 Reply
  • byronever

    The air around us, feeds us

    24 Mar 2013 Reply
  • nin-cz

    forgottenjazz: Se7en

    2 Feb 2013 Reply
  • intimesofperil

    Feelings I get from this are amazing!

    18 Dec 2012 Reply
  • cgovier280

    Great music

    9 Dec 2012 Reply
  • voyageinthedark

    abunono. the strangest most wondrous possibly correct comment i've ever read.

    18 Nov 2012 Reply
  • forgottenjazz

    what movie is this from ???

    12 Nov 2012 Reply
  • BlueOclock

    molto ravioli!

    12 Oct 2012 Reply
  • justinmcgonigle


    11 Oct 2012 Reply
  • lasziv

    Wieso wird solche Musik heute nicht mehr geschrieben? Zumindest in keinem Umfang, der in irgendeiner Weise wahrnehmbar wäre. Es gibt zwar einige schöne Film- und Spielmusik, allerdings reicht das bei Weitem nicht an die Werke von Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, Vivaldi u.s.w. heran. Ich bin davon überzeugt, dass es nicht daran liegen kann, dass sich keine Interessenten finden lassen würden. Ich persönlich würde gern viel mehr Musik dieser Art hören, wenn sie sich doch bloß finden ließe.

    23 Aug 2012 Reply
  • jamesdipaolo

    Love the counterpoint melodie(s)

    21 Aug 2012 Reply
  • abunono

    The English are a very strange people. So there is a great passion for the football game, but no one really dominated. All have tea and cold water after sex. When it comes to drugs it is conventional. He drinks like a fish hold dear. He wonders about the lack of expansion of consciousness. On the trade side, the English were not untalented, but not like the Dutch. Total of: it is not easy.

    20 Aug 2012 Reply
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