Bach - Sheep May Safely Graze

Commissioned by Anne Akiko Meyers and featuring on her 2023 CD release ‘Mysterium’, a new arrangement of "Sheep May Safely Graze", for Violin and Piano, by Len Rhodes. This beautiful aria, from Johann Sebastian Bach's 'Birthday Cantata' for Herzog Christian zu Sachsen-Weissenfels, was originally scored for soprano solo, two flutes and continuo; this transcription works wonderfully well for violin solo and piano. This piece is also known by the title "Flocks May Graze Secure."

Recent Amazon Review of ‘Mysterium’ - This production is brilliant and musically sweet! The tone and dynamic range of the Ex-Vieauxtemps Guarneri Del Gesu, 1741 is incomparable, rated by many experts as the best sounding violin in the world, and is most responsive to the genius touch of Violin Maestro Anne Akiko Meyers; who, once again, amply demonstrates her unique typical elegance of violin performance in this new recording. She is well supported in this album with four world premiere compositions, all created with musically splendorous instrumental accompaniment on the pipe organ by Jaebon Huang and vocally eloquent talents of the LA Master Chorale. BRAVO performance, everyone.

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