Mat, the arrangement WAS done by Percy Grainger, who entitled it Blithe Bells.
The first pianist was American Joseph Smith and the second pianist was Englishman Martin Jones, so apparently Russians won't play this piece. I THINK the Grainger is in C, from plinking along with it after I recorded the program.
DD did NOT give the record lablels of theses two performances.
I was really impressed by this piece too, and dug around till I found a simplified version in one of my fake books. (in C and withOUT the minor section). My teacher had the sheet music for a voice/organ manual/organ pedal arrangement from the H.W.Grey Co. in NYC which I also played around with a bit.
An internet search found a 3 dollar adobe .pdf file for solo piano in Bb by Fabrizio Ferrari available at... http://www.virtualsheetmusic.com/score/SafelyGrazePf.html
I didn't really look very hard for the sheet music or a Midi of the Grainger arrangement (or "ramble") because I thought it might be a bit too advanced for me, but if anyone DOES find a source out there, I would be interested in looking at it.
Translations of the original words for this cantata are available here:
and a CD with other Bach transcriptions by Grainger and Friedman is here, with some very extensive liner notes: http://www.hyperion-records.co.uk/details/67344.asp
Pianoloverus, could you be more specific about the 5 solo piano transcriptions you know of? Publishers, samples available on net, etc.?
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