New Album Sep. 28 : God’s Time – Music of J.S. Bach on Guitar

It brings me great joy to announce that my newest album, God’s Time – Music of J.S. Bach on Guitar, will be released worldwide on September 28, 2022. Recorded in June 2022, the seeds of this program were planted in 2013, when I started arranging some keyboard preludes for guitar.

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From the Album’s Liner Notes:

In God’s Time, I sought an uplifting, challenging, and personal program to reveal new musical realms through my transcriptions of Bach’s keyboard music. The 16 tracks feature well-known compositions alongside rarely recorded ones.

There are many interpretations of Bach’s music by renowned artists to explore and ideas to internalize, which early in my career I found musically overwhelming. I took a break from programming it to allow time to study his music through unknown masters on various instruments, read more about his life, and further explore the place of music in society through writings of John Cage, Toru Takemitsu, Hazarat Inyat Kahn, and others.

Bach’s chosen musical keys typically have significance. For example, E-Flat Major (three flats) represents the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. That said, Bach regularly changed keys depending on the instrumentation. Likewise, my key changes are suited for playability.

An album of renewal, the title track comes from a gorgeous early funeral cantata, bringing an uplifting solemn and hopeful mood to a somber event. May we find peace in the sounds and actions we create.

~ Aaron Larget-Caplan, August 2022

Music on God’s Time

1-3   Prelude, Fugue, Allegro in E-Flat Major, BWV 998
4   Prelude No. 1 in C Major, WTC Book I, BWV 846
5-6  Prelude and “Fiddle” Fugue in D Minor, BWV 539 and 1000
7   God’s Time Is The Very Best Time, “Actus tragicus,” BWV 106*
8   Chromatic Fantasy in D Minor, BWV 903
9  Prelude No. 8 in E-Flat Minor, WTC Book I, BWV 853
10-16  Six Small Preludes and A Little Fugue

* Inspired by the keyboard transcription of Seymour Bernstein.
All compositions arranged and performed by Aaron Larget-Caplan.

**Physical CDs of God’s Time will be available through Bandcamp

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