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Bach Cello Suite II in D minor: “Gigue” / Performed by Micheal Barnes


“Gigue” from Bach Cello Suite No.2 in D minor, BWV 1008
Performed by Micheal Barnes

micheal-barnesAbout the performer:

Currently pursuing a Masters of Music degree at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, Micheal has performed with a variety of ensembles including the PASIC International All-Star Ensemble, the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America in their Inaugural Season, the Ft. Smith Symphony, and the Symphony of Northwest Arkansas. He was recently awarded an orchestral fellowship with the Atlantic Music Festival. His performances have taken him around the world to Russia, the United Kingdom, Japan, and across the United States. He has received awards in competitions such as the Naftzger Young Artist Competition, the Coeur d’Alene Symphony National Young Artist Competition, the Great Plains International Marimba Competition, the Hellam Young Artist Competition, the Oklahoma Day of Percussion Collegiate Solo Snare Drum Competition, and the U.S. Army National Collegiate Solo Competition. As an advocate for new music, Micheal has premiered works by Robert Paterson, Michael Holleyman, Hayden Powell, and Trey Stricklin III.

As a soloist, Barnes has been featured with the Cameron University Percussion Ensemble, the Oklahoma State University Wind Ensemble, the University of Oklahoma Symphony Orchestra, and the Delta Symphony. He has also performed with the critically-acclaimed h2 Saxophone Quartet. His principal teachers include Dr. Lance Drege, Stuart Langsam, and James Culley. He currently holds a Bachelors of Music degree in Percussion Performance from the University of Oklahoma. His composition, Distance for solo marimba and ocean drum accompaniment, is available from Tapspace.com.
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Mallet Selection for this Piece:


Robert van Sice Signature (M122)

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Soft. An ideal mallet for pieces such as the Bach Cello Suites.

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