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Air on the G String 

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The Air on the G String is an adaptation of Johann Sebastian Bach's famous Air. The music is usually played slowly and freely, and features an intertwining harmony and melody. The original piece, written for Prince Leopold sometime between the years 1717 and 1723.  The title "Air on the G String" is not original. It comes from the late 19th century arrangement of the piece. By transposing the key of the piece from its original D major to C major, the piece can be played only one string, the G string.

The popular name Air on the G String has today more or less taken the meaning of any arrangement of Bach's Air.

In wedding ceremonies it is often played for Brides maids entrances in addition to candle lighting ceremony.


New York Metropolitan area's string quartet, the The Lyrical String Quartet, provides quality wedding music as well as for  receptions and parties. As one of the foremost New York string quartets, the Quartet's repertoire includes a variety of wedding music styles as well as styles appropriate for concert settings or background music. The The Lyrical String Quartet performs public and private concerts of both classical and pops programs. Our quartet currently has one demonstration CD available, most of the contents can be downloaded from this site and is planning the release of another in the near future. The members of the Quartet have been active performers around NY and Long Island for over 10 years.