One of Bach's most beloved pieces, in a very good transcription by S.N. Penfield.
A perfect saddish ending of a relaxing, snoozy-woozy, sailing and swimming, just laying around, lazy summer period (for most of us). Those were the days.....
I could not resist playing it in the most romantic and lingering way I could imagine.....
Smith Newell Penfield (1837 – 1920) was an American composer.
Penfield studied at Oberlin College and in New York, and later in Leipzig with Ignaz Moscheles, Carl Reinecke, Ernst Richter, and Moritz Hauptmann.
Back in the United States, he worked as a music teacher in Rochester and founded a Mozart Club and a Conservatory in Savannah.
In 1885, he became President of the Music Teachers National Association.
In 1882, he went to New York City, where for many years he served as organist of the Broadway Tabernacle. In 1885, New York University conferred a MusD degree on him.
His compositions included a setting of Psalm 18, an overture, a string quartet, pieces for organ and for piano, choral works, and songs.
He also did numerous excellent transcriptions for the organ, of which this Air by Bach is a fine example.
The score is attached