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Christopher Parkening
Bach's Instrumental Works

Contents

Recordings of Solo Instrumental Music
Recordings of Chamber Works
Recordings of Orchestral Works
Recordings of Arrangements & Transcriptions
Recordings of Vocal Works

Christopher Parkening - Short Biography

Recordings

Recordings of Solo Instrumental Music

S-1

Introducing Christopher Parkening - In the Classic Style

 

Prelude for lute in C minor, BWV 999, transcribed for guitar by Andrés Segovia [1:20]
Fugue from Sonata for solo violin No. 1 in G minor, BWV 1001, transcribed for guitar by Andrés Segovia [5:12]
Chaconne (Mvt. 5) from Partita for solo violin No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1004, transcribed for guitar by Andrés Segovia [13:05]
Prelude from Suite for solo cello No. 1 in G major, BWV 1007, transcribed for guitar by Andrés Segovia & Ponce [2:12]
Courante from Suite for solo cello No. 3 in C major, BWV 1009, transcribed for guitar by Andrés Segovia [3:14]

Christopher Parkening (Guitar

Angel Records S-36019

Early 1970's ?

LP / TT: 34:37

 

Recordings of Arrangements & Transcriptions

T-1

Simple Giftts

Prelude “We Thank Thee, Lord, We Thank Thee” from Cantata BWV 29 = Prelude from Suite for lute in E major, BWV 1006a, after: 3rd violin partita BWV 1006 [3:41]

Paul Shure

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra

Christopher Parkening (Guitar on all tracks, solo on [1]); Allan Vogel (Oboe dámore) [2]; David Shostac & Susan Greenberg (Flutes) [3]; Douglas Davis (Cello) [4]

EMI/Angel 47525

1985

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T-2

A Bach Celebration - Music from Bach Cantatas arranged for solo guitar and chamber orchestra [C-1]

Sinfonia (Mvt. 1) from Cantata BWV 29, adapted by Ronald Ravenscroft [4:01]
Aria for Alto 'Withstand firmly all sin' (Mvt. 1) from BWV 54, adapted to guitar & chamber orchestra by Patrick Ross. The alto part is played on guitar [7:20] [4]
Opening Chorus 'What God hath done is rightly done' (Mvt. 1) from Cantatas BWV 99, adapated to guitar & orchestra by Ronald Ravenscroft, based on William Walton’s orchestration for his ballet The Wise Virgins [2:36]
Chorale 'Sleepers Awake' (Mvt. 4) from Cantata BWV 140 [4:12]
Chorale Joy of Man's Desiring (Mvt. 10) from Cantata BWV 147, adapted by Patrick Russ [3:10]
Arioso (Mvt. 1) from Cantata BWV 156, adapted by Patrick Russ [2:59] [1]
Sinfonia (Mvt. 1) from Cantata BWV 169, adapted for guitar & Orchestra by Patrick Ross [3:12]
Aria for Soprano (Mvt. 8) from Cantata BWV 199, adapted to guitar & chamber orchestra by Patrick Russ. The soprano part is played on guitar [3:20] [2]
Recitative (Mvt. 8) and Aria (Mvt. 9) for Soprano from Cantata BWV 208. Orchestration by William Walton. Adapted to guitar & chamber orchestra by Patrick Ross. The soprano part is played on guitar [5:50] [3]
* Guitar Solo

Paul Shure

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra

Christopher Parkening (Guitar on all tracks, solo on [1]); Allan Vogel (Oboe dámore) [2]; David Shostac & Susan Greenberg (Flutes) [3]; Douglas Davis (Cello) [4]

EMI/Angel 47195

1985

CD / TT: 37:11

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T-3

Parkening Plays Bach, Handel, Couperin and others

Chorale Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme (Mvt. 4) from Cantata BWV 140, arranged for guitar by Christopher Parkening [4:34]
Chorale Joy of Man's Desiring (Mvt. 10) from Cantata BWV 147, arranged for guitar by Bruce Stephen Foster [3:06]
Aria for Soprano That Sheep May Safely Graze (Mvt. 9) from Cantata BWV 208, arranged for guitar by Bruce Stephen Foster [4:49]
WTC 1: Prelude & Fugue No. 1 in C major, BWV 846: Prelude I, arranged for guitar by Christopher Parkening [2:04]
WTC 1: Prelude & Fugue No. 6 in D minor, BWV 851, arranged for guitar by Christopher Parkening [1:42]
WTC 1: Prelude & Fugue No. 9 in E major, BWV 854: Prelude, arranged for guitar by Christopher Parkening [1:29]
Prelude, Fugue & Allegro for lute in E flat major, BWV 998, arranged for guitar by Andrés Segovia [5:56]
Partita for lute in E major, BWV 1006a: Gavotte, arranged for guitar by Andrés Segovia [3:14]
Suite for solo cello No. 5 in C minor, BWV 1011: Gavotte 1 & 2 (Mvt. 5), arranged for guitar by Christopher Parkening [4:50]
Suite for solo cello No. 6 in D major, BWV 1012, arranged for guitar by Andrés Segovia [4:03]

Christopher Parkening (Guitar)

EMI/Angel 47191

1985

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T-4

Virtuoso Duets [C-2]

Chorale Sanctify us by Thy Goodness (Mvt. 5) from Cantata BWV 22, arranged 2 guitars by Patrick Russ [3:01]

Christopher Parkening & David Brandon (Guitars)

EMI/Angel 49406

1990

CD / TT: 53:11

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The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (June 2008 - July 2008)

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