Badinerie (very early stage)

Yesterday I fiddled with my synths and came up with this version of Johann Sebastian Bach's Badinerie from his Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B minor, BWV 1067:

It's not finished by far, of course! And I don't like several things. Like that each and every note has the same velocity. And the dynamics are constant. And there's no sound variance. So … just a work-in-progress piece. 😉

The melody you hear is played by the Moog Grandmother. I like the sound I created. No patching was involved here. But it's not final. These are the setting of that sound:

Grandmother patch

Grandmother patch

The bass tracks (doubled in octaves) are played by my Moog Sub 37. This links to the Subsequent 37 – the Sub 37 (“Bob Moog Tribute Edition”) is a slightly different synth but no longer available. The sound is the preset “FAN+C BASS” (Bank 02, Preset 09) – for now.

Sub 37 patch

Sub 37 patch

I did the project in Ableton Live and converted the MIDI tracks I programmed to Audio because the Sub 37 is monophonic and so the two bass voices in octaves can't be played back via MIDI at the same time.

The voice in the middle contains chords and because I don't have a polyfonic Moog One I used some soft synth from Ableton Live for now.

Ableton Live Screenshot

Ableton Live Screenshot

Oh, and I found the score – it's an adaption of Bach's original for piano four hands written by Max Regerhere on this site. I downloaded the PDF only and did the MIDI programming in Ableton Live myself. Here are the four single MIDI files for the four different voices so far (not finished, just the first page of the PDF). They can be imported into GarageBand for i[Pad]OS, too … #hint.

Voice 1 | Voice 2 | Voice 3 | Voice 4

Let's see if I stick to the project and what it's going to sound like some day (soon?!) … 😉

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