Bach’s Prelude from Suite No. 6 in D major

This performance of J. S. Bach’s “Prelude from the Cello Suite No. 6 in D Major” features Ellamay Mantie. The 6th suite was written for a five-string instrument, which is not commonly used today. This suite is normally included with the five that were composed for cello, but is quite difficult to play. The prelude is an excellent vehicle for Ellamay, who displays an advanced technique and an expressive musically. The SPO has a mandate to support young artists and we are proud to showcase this local high school student who is planning to study music further in university.