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Digital Bach Counterpoint for Genius Volume 2

Created by Stephen Gislason

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My Counterpoint for Genius series is a collection of four albums that has evolved over several years though experimentation with a number of transcriptions of Bach pieces, many from the religious Cantatas, mixed with different voicing and, different tempos and transpositions. Mozart has received the most attention as the composer of smart music. Bach excels. I realized that many of the Bach pieces I recorded were among the best examples of contrapuntal composition and that counterpoint was the perfect brain exercise.

As I progressed through the Bach catalogue, I discovered relatively short jewels buried in long and sometimes tedious works that were designed for church services that required repetition beyond musical interest. I also realized that big changes in tempo, voicing and articulation could transform; the pieces into really new compositions suitable for a 21st century audience.

This second volume contains excerpts from Cantatas 23 to 42.

Here are three pieces from Counterpoint for Genius Volume 2 2017 Release

Cantata BWV 23-1

Cantata BWV26-2

Cantata BWV 30-8


Digital Bach for the 21 Century

A Persona Digital Studio Production

Stephen Gislason Arranger & Performer

Technical Notes

Liner Notes: Counterpoint for Genius Two

Title : Counterpoint for Genius Volume 2
Artist : Stephen Gislason
Copyright : 2015 Persona Digital
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UPC/MCN : 0-0-6236-08101-1-4

Track Index In Out Length ISRC Title
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1 1 00:00:00:00 00:02:41:61 00:02:41:61 CA-U70-15-00014 Cantata BWV 23-1
2 1 00:02:44:61 00:06:49:16 00:04:04:30 CA-U70-15-00015 Cantata BWV26-2
3 1 00:06:52:16 00:13:32:58 00:06:40:42 CA-U70-15-00016 Cantata BWV30-8
4 1 00:13:35:58 00:17:37:17 00:04:01:34 CA-U70-15-00017 Cantata BWV34-3
5 1 00:17:40:17 00:20:48:51 00:03:08:34 CA-U70-15-00018 Cantata BWV34-4
6 1 00:20:51:51 00:28:00:18 00:07:08:42 CA-U70-15-00019 Cantata BWV35-1
7 1 00:28:03:18 00:32:12:03 00:04:08:60 CA-U70-15-00020 Cantata 35-5
8 1 00:32:15:03 00:35:21:24 00:03:06:21 CA-U70-15-00021 Cantata BWV35-7
9 1 00:35:24:24 00:39:53:63 00:04:29:39 CA-U70-15-00022 Cantata BWV40-1
10 1 00:39:56:63 00:45:15:53 00:05:18:65 CA-U70-15-00023 Cantata BWV41-2
11 1 00:45:18:53 00:51:59:20 00:06:40:42 CA-U70-15-00024 Cantata BWV42-3
12 1 00:52:02:20 00:54:23:11 00:02:20:66 CA-U70-15-00025 Cantata BWV42-4
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Engineer : Stephen Gislason
Digital Bach Series