To give a simplified example: if an organ has eighty ranks of pipes and a keyboard span of sixty-one notes, and if each rank covers the entire keyboard span, that organ will have almost five thousand pipes. Four thousand eight hundred eighty, to be exact, or 80 × 61, not counting the pedal ranks. Some very large organs have as many as ten thousand pipes, or even twelve thousand.

The Air (the second movement) was transcribed for strings by August Wilhelmj, which made it a party piece playable on only one string of a violin – hence its nickname 'Air on the G string'. It's led scholars to believe the whole suite might have been composed for strings only, which would make it Bach's only known work written solely for four-part strings. 

  • 3 Part Inventions - John Sankey
    • Sinfonia 1 [BWV 787] Please install flash ...
    • Sinfonia 2 [BWV 788] Please install flash ...
    • Sinfonia 3 [BWV 789] Please install flash ...
    • Sinfonia 4 [BWV 790] Please install flash ...
    • Sinfonia 5 [BWV 791] Please install flash ...
    • Sinfonia 6 [BWV 792] Please install flash ...
    • Sinfonia 7 [BWV 793] Please install flash ...
    • Sinfonia 8 [BWV 794] Please install flash ...
    • Sinfonia 9 [BWV 795] Please install flash ...
    • Sinfonia 10 [BWV 796] Please install flash ...
    • Sinfonia 11 [BWV 797] Please install flash ...
    • Sinfonia 12 [BWV 798] Please install flash ...
    • Sinfonia 13 [BWV 799] Please install flash ...
    • Sinfonia 14 [BWV 800] Please install flash ...
    • Sinfonia 15 [BWV 801] Please install flash ...

    • Air Please install flash ...
    • Allemande in Amin [] Please install flash ...
    • Brandenburg Concerto No. 2.
      • 1st. Movement Please install flash ...
      • 2nd. Movement Please install flash ...
      • 3rd. Movement Please install flash ...
    • Brandenburg Concerto No. 3. Please install flash ...
    • Brandenburg Concerto No. 4.
      • 1st. Movement Please install flash ...
      • 2nd. Movement Please install flash ...
      • 3rd. Movement Please install flash ...
    • Brandenburg Concerto No. 5. Please install flash ...
    • Brandenburg Concerto No. 6. - David Siu, .
      • 1st. Movement Please install flash ...
      • 2nd. Movement Please install flash ...
      • 3rd. Movement Please install flash ...

    • Cantatas
      • Aria "Es ist vollbracht" from Cantata "Sehet, wir gehn hinauf gen Jerusalem" (BWV159) Please install flash ...
      • Aria from Cantata No. 14. Please install flash ...
      • Aria "Mein Freund ist Mein!" from Cantata No. 140. Please install flash ...
      • Duet from Cantata No. 140. Please install flash ...
      • Sinfonia From Cantata No. 106 Please install flash ...
      • Ich will den Kreuzstab gerne tragen, No. 56. - 1st. Movement Please install flash ...
      • Terzetto from Cantata No. 38 Please install flash ...
      • Wachet Auf Versus 1. from Cantata No. 140. Please install flash ...
      • Wacht Auf, ruft uns die Stimme from Cantata . Please install flash ...
      • Komm susser Tod [BWV 478] Please install flash ...

    • Capriccio for a Departing Brother [BWV 992] Please install flash ...
    • Capriccio in E [BWV 993] Please install flash ...
    • Chromatic Fantasia & Fugue Please install flash ...
    • Concert for Two Harpshichords and Orchestra [BVW1060] Garrett Van Cleef
      • Allegro Please install flash ...
      • Adagio Please install flash ...
      • Allegro Please install flash ...
    • Concertos - John Sankey Keyboard arrangements of concertos by other composers
      • Concerto in D [BWV 972] Please install flash ...
      • Concerto in G [BWV 973] Please install flash ...
      • Concerto in Dmin. [BWV 974] Please install flash ...
      • Concerto in Gmin. [BWV 975] Please install flash ...
      • Concerto in C [BWV 976] Please install flash ...
      • Concerto in C [BWV 977] Please install flash ...
      • Concerto in F [BWV 978] Please install flash ...
      • Concerto in Bmin. [BWV 979] Please install flash ...
      • Concerto in G [BWV 980] Please install flash ...
      • Concerto in Cmin. [BWV 981] Please install flash ...
      • Concerto in Bb [BWV 982] Please install flash ...
      • Concerto in Gmin. [BWV 983] Please install flash ...
      • Concerto in C [BWV 984] Please install flash ...
      • Concerto in Gmin. [BWV 985] Please install flash ...
      • Concerto in G [BWV 986] Please install flash ...
      • Concerto in Dmin. [BWV 987] Please install flash ...
    • Duets - John Sankey
      • Duet 1 [] Please install flash ...
      • Duet 2 [] Please install flash ...
      • Duet 3 [] Please install flash ...
      • Duet 4 [] Please install flash ...
    • Fantasia and Fugue in Amin. [BWV 561] Please install flash ...
    • English Suites John Sankey
      • English Suite in A [BWV806] Please install flash ...
      • English Suite in Amin [BWV807] Please install flash ...
      • English Suite in Gmin [BWV808] Please install flash ...
      • English Suite in F [BWV809] Please install flash ...
      • English Suite in Emin [BWV810] Please install flash ...
      • English Suite in Dmin [BWV811] Please install flash ...
    • French Suites John Sankey
      • French Suite in Dmin [BWV812] Please install flash ...
      • French Suite in Cmin [BWV813] Please install flash ...
      • French Suite in Bmin [BWV814] Please install flash ...
      • French Suite in Eb [BWV815] Please install flash ...
      • French Suite in G [BWV816] Please install flash ...
      • French Suite in E [BWV817] Please install flash ...
    • Fughetta [BWV 902] Please install flash ...
    • Goldberg Variations Please install flash ...
    • Goldberg Variations Please install flash ...
    • Italian Air with Variations [BWV 989] Please install flash ...
    • Italian Concerto [BWV 971] Please install flash ...
    • Italian Concerto - 1st movement Please install flash ...
    • Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring Please install flash ...
    • Little Fugue in G minor Please install flash ...
    • Mass in Bmin. - David Siu, .
      1. Kyrie Eleison Please install flash ...
      2. Christe Eleison Please install flash ...
      3. Kyrie Eleison Please install flash ...
      4. Gloria Please install flash ...
      5. Laudamus te Please install flash ...
      6. Gratias agimus tibi Please install flash ...
      7. Domine Deus Please install flash ...
      8. Qui tolis Please install flash ...
      9. Qui sedes Please install flash ...
      10. Quoniam Please install flash ...
      11. Cum sancto Please install flash ...
      12. Credo in unum Deum Please install flash ...
      13. Patrem omnipotentem Please install flash ...
      14. Et in unum Please install flash ...
      15. Et incarnatus & Crucifixus Please install flash ...
      16. Et resurrexit Please install flash ...
      17. Et in spiritum Please install flash ...
      18. Confiteor Please install flash ...
      19. Sanctus Please install flash ...
      20. Osanna Please install flash ...
      21. Benedictus Please install flash ...
      22. Agnus Dei Please install flash ...
      23. Dona nobis pacem Please install flash ...

    • Minuet in G [BWV 841] Please install flash ...
    • Partitas John Sankey
      • Partita in Bb [BWV 825] Please install flash ...
      • Partita in Cmin [BWV 826] Please install flash ...
      • Partita in Amin [BWV 827] Please install flash ...
      • Partita in D [BWV 828] Please install flash ...
      • Partita in G [BWV 829] Please install flash ...
      • Partita in Emin [BWV 830] Please install flash ...
      • Partita in A [BWV 832] Please install flash ...
      • Prelude & Partita [BWV 833] Please install flash ...
    • Preludes & Fugues - John Sankey
      • A minor [] Please install flash ...
      • A minor [] Please install flash ...
      • D minor [] Please install flash ...
      • E minor [] Please install flash ...
      • F major [] Please install flash ...
    • Sonata in D [BWV 963] Please install flash ...
    • Sonata in Amin [BWV 965] Please install flash ...
    • Sonata in C [BWV 966] Please install flash ...
    • Sonata in Amin [BWV 967] Please install flash ...
    • Scherzo [] Please install flash ...
    • Sheep May Safely Graze Please install flash ...
    • St. Matthew Passion [BWV 244]
      • Bass Aria Please install flash ...
      • "Aus Liebe will mein Heiland sterban" soprano aria Please install flash ...
      • "Gebt mir meinen Jesum weider" bass aria Please install flash ...
      • "Blute nur, du liebes Herz" soprano aria Please install flash ...
      • "Erbarme dicht, mein Gott" alto aria Please install flash ...
      • "Herzliebster Jesu" chorus Please install flash ...
      • "Können Tränen meiner Wangen nichts erlangen" alto aria Please install flash ...
      • "Mache dich mein herz" bass aria Please install flash ...
      • "O Haupt voll Blut und Wunden" chorus Please install flash ...
      • "Wir setzen uns mit Tränen nieder" chorus Please install flash ...
    • Passacaglia & Fugue in C minor Please install flash ...
    • Sonata No. 1 in G minor for Solo Violin [BWV 1001] - David J. Grossman
      1. Adagio Please install flash ...
      2. Fugue Please install flash ...
      3. Siciliano Please install flash ...
      4. Presto Please install flash ...
    • Partita No. 1 in B minor for Solo Violin [BWV 1002] - David J. Grossman
      1. Allemande Please install flash ...
      2. Double(Allemande) Please install flash ...
      3. Courante Please install flash ...
      4. Double: Presto (Courante) Please install flash ...
      5. Sarabande Please install flash ...
      6. Double (Sarabande) Please install flash ...
      7. Tempo di Borea Please install flash ...
      8. Double (Tempo di Borea) Please install flash ...
    • Sonata No. 2 in A minor for Solo Violin [BWV 1003] - David J. Grossman
      1. Grave Please install flash ...
      2. Fugue Please install flash ...
      3. Andante Please install flash ...
      4. Allegro Please install flash ...
    • Partita No. 2 in D minor for Solo Violin [BWV 1004] - David J. Grossman
      1. Allemande Please install flash ...
      2. Courante Please install flash ...
      3. Sarabande Please install flash ...
      4. Gigue Please install flash ...
      5. Chaconne Please install flash ...
    • Sonata No. 3 in C major for Solo Violin [BWV 1005] - David J. Grossman
      1. Adagio Please install flash ...
      2. Fugue Please install flash ...
      3. Largo Please install flash ...
      4. Allegro assai Please install flash ...
    • Partita No. 3 in E major for Solo Violin [BWV 1006] - David J. Grossman
      1. Prelude Please install flash ...
      2. Loure Please install flash ...
      3. Gavotte en Rondeau Please install flash ...
      4. Menuet I/II Please install flash ...
      5. Bouree Please install flash ...
      6. Gigue Please install flash ...

    • Suite No. 1 in G major for Solo Cello [BWV 1007] - David J. Grossman
      1. Prelude Please install flash ...
      2. Allemande Please install flash ...
      3. Courante Please install flash ...
      4. Sarabande Please install flash ...
      5. Menuet I/II Please install flash ...
      6. Gigue Please install flash ...
    • Suite No. 2 in D minor for Solo Cello [BWV 1008] - David J. Grossman
      1. Prelude Please install flash ...
      2. Allemande Please install flash ...
      3. Courante Please install flash ...
      4. Sarabande Please install flash ...
      5. Menuet I/II Please install flash ...
      6. Gigue Please install flash ...
    • Suite No. 3 in C major for Solo Cello [BWV 1009] - David J. Grossman
      1. Prelude Please install flash ...
      2. Allemande Please install flash ...
      3. Courante Please install flash ...
      4. Sarabande Please install flash ...
      5. Bouree I/II Please install flash ...
      6. Gigue Please install flash ...
    • Suite No. 4 in Eb major for Solo Cello [BWV 1010] - David J. Grossman
      1. Prelude Please install flash ...
      2. Allemande Please install flash ...
      3. Courante Please install flash ...
      4. Sarabande Please install flash ...
      5. Bouree I/II Please install flash ...
      6. Gigue Please install flash ...
    • Suite No. 5 in C minor for Solo Cello [BWV 1011] - David J. Grossman
      1. Prelude Please install flash ...
      2. Allemande Please install flash ...
      3. Courante Please install flash ...
      4. Sarabande Please install flash ...
      5. Gavotte I/II Please install flash ...
      6. Gigue Please install flash ...
    • Suite No. 6 in D major for Solo Cello [BWV 1012] - David J. Grossman
      1. Prelude Please install flash ...
      2. Allemande Please install flash ...
      3. Courante Please install flash ...
      4. Sarabande Please install flash ...
      5. Gavotte Please install flash ...
      6. Gigue Please install flash ...

    • Sonata - BWV 1032 (Arr. for recorder and harpsichord) Michael Beckenkamp
      1. Vivace Please install flash ...
      2. Largo e dolce Please install flash ...
      3. Allegro Please install flash ...
    • Suite in D,
      • Air Please install flash ...
      • Gigue Please install flash ...
    • Suite in Amin [BWV 818] Please install flash ...
    • Suite in Eb [BWV 819] Please install flash ...
    • Suite in F [] Please install flash ...
    • Suite in Fmin [BWV 823] Please install flash ...
    • Toccatas John Sankey
      • bwv910 Toccata in F# Please install flash ...
      • bwv911 Toccata in Cmin Please install flash ...
      • bwv912 Toccata in D Please install flash ...
      • bwv913 Toccata in Dmin Please install flash ...
      • bwv914 Toccata in Emin Please install flash ...
      • bwv915 Toccata in Gmin Please install flash ...
      • bwv916 Toccata in G Please install flash ...
    • Toccata and Fugue in D minor Please install flash ...
    • Toccata and Fugue in D minor MINO
    • Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C, BWV 564. Please install flash ...
    • Toccata in D minor: The "Dorian" Please install flash ...
    • Trio Sonata , [BWV 530] - Mauricio Fabbri
      1. Vivace Please install flash ...
      2. Lento Please install flash ...
      3. Allegro Please install flash ...
    • Triosonata for 2 flutes, harpsichord and continuo - Eduardo Moreno
      1. Adagio Please install flash ...
      2. Allegro ma non presto Please install flash ...
      3. Adagio Please install flash ...
      4. Presto Please install flash ...
    • The Art of Fugue - . Please install flash ...
    • The Well-Tempered Klavier     John Sankey
      • Prelude & Fugue in C [BWV 846] Please install flash ...
      • Prelude & Fugue in Cmin [BWV 847] Please install flash ...
      • Prelude & Fugue in C# [BWV 848] Please install flash ...
      • Prelude & Fugue in C#min [BWV 849] Please install flash ...
      • Prelude & Fugue in D [BWV 850] Please install flash ...
      • Prelude & Fugue in Dmin [BWV 851] Please install flash ...
      • Prelude & Fugue in Eb [BWV 852] Please install flash ...
      • Prelude & Fugue in Ebmin [BWV 853] Please install flash ...
      • Prelude & Fugue in E [BWV 854] Please install flash ...
      • Prelude & Fugue in Emin [BWV 855] Please install flash ...
      • Prelude & Fugue in F [BWV 856] Please install flash ...
      • Prelude & Fugue in Fmin [BWV 857] Please install flash ...
      • Prelude & Fugue in F# [BWV 858] Please install flash ...
      • Prelude & Fugue in F#min [BWV 859] Please install flash ...
      • Prelude & Fugue in G [BWV 860] Please install flash ...
      • Prelude & Fugue in Gmin [BWV 861] Please install flash ...
      • Prelude & Fugue in Ab [BWV 862] Please install flash ...
      • Prelude & Fugue in Abmin [BWV 863] Please install flash ...
      • Prelude & Fugue in A [BWV 864] Please install flash ...
      • Prelude & Fugue in Amin [BWV 865] Please install flash ...
      • Prelude & Fugue in Bb [BWV 866] Please install flash ...
      • Prelude & Fugue in Bbmin [BWV 867] Please install flash ...
      • Prelude & Fugue in B [BWV 868] Please install flash ...
      • Prelude & Fugue in Bmin [BWV 869] Please install flash ...
      • Prelude & Fugue in C [BWV 870] Please install flash ...
      • Prelude & Fugue in Cmin [BWV 871] Please install flash ...
      • Prelude & Fugue in C# [BWV 872] Please install flash ...
      • Prelude & Fugue in C#min [BWV 873] Please install flash ...
      • Prelude & Fugue in D [BWV 874] Please install flash ...
      • Prelude & Fugue in Dmin [BWV 875] Please install flash ...
      • Prelude & Fugue in Eb [BWV 876] Please install flash ...
      • Prelude & Fugue in Ebmin [BWV 877] Please install flash ...
      • Prelude & Fugue in E [BWV 878] Please install flash ...
      • Prelude & Fugue in Emin [BWV 879] Please install flash ...
      • Prelude & Fugue in F [BWV 880] Please install flash ...
      • Prelude & Fugue in Fmin [BWV 881] Please install flash ...

  •