This timeless collection contains selections attributed to J.S. Bach, his son C.P.E. Bach, and others. Generations of students have studied the volume's "Menuet in G Major," "Musette in D Major" and the "Prelude in C Major" from the first volume of the Well-Tempered Clavier. Dr. Palmer provides the texts to the instrumental settings of chorales and arias found in this work, as well as a brief biography of the Bach family.
"His distinctive achievement was to present in its final shape the fabric of polyphony." "Grove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians" This assessment of Bach's accomplishments is best realized in his organ music. Regarded as the world's greatest composer for organ, Bach coupled mastery of the instrument with his genius for composition to produce some of the richest and most beautiful music of all time. This comprehensive volume reproduced directly from the authoritative Bach-Gesellschaft edition reprints 25 sets of preludes and fugues, i.e. compositions written as pairs. Individual preludes and fugues composed over the years are not included. This volume contains: Preludes and Fugues: C Major (BMV 531); D Minor (BWV 539); C Major (MWV 547); DF Major (MWV 532); G Major (MWV 541); E Minor (BWV 548); E Minor (MWV 533); A Minor (MWV 543); C Minor (MWV 549); F Minor (MWV 534); B Minor (BWV 544); G Major (MWV 550); G Minor (MWV 535); C Major (MWV 545); A Minor (MWV 551); A Major (BWV 536); C Minor (BWV 546). Eight Short Preludes and Fugues: C Major (BWV 553); G Major (MWV 557); D Minor (MWV 554); G Minor (MWV 558); E Minor (BWV 555); A Minor (BWV 559); F Major (MWV 556); B-flat Major (MWV 560). Now organist and music lovers can enjoy a wealth of Bach's finest organ music in one convenient, inexpensive playing edition ideal for reading, study, and performance, with large note heads, wide margins, and clear reproduction."
Twelve arias from the Bach cantatas selected and edited as flute duets. These bass arias as written by Bach consist only of the vocal line (1st Flute) and basso continuo (2nd Flute). The bass figures have been omitted, but each aria-duet is presented in its entirety. Excellent material for teacher-pupil duets.
Bach's Six English Suites have been newly engraved from the acclaimed Hans Bischoff edition. These fresh, easily read pages will make lessons and work towards performance more simple and exciting. Included is a lengthy preface by Bischoff, discussing materials used to develop this edition, along with various footnotes throughout the text to clarify performance.
Titles: * No. 1 in A Major * No. 2 in A Minor * No. 3 in G Minor * No. 4 in F Major * No. 5 in E Minor * No. 6 in D Minor
As with all Alfred masterwork Editions, the 13 selections of this book appear in their original, unsimplified forms. Menuets, marches, musettes and preludes comprise this carefully edited volume for early-intermediate pianists. Background material describes dance forms, ornamentation and dotted rhythms. Editorial indications for tempi, dynamics and articulations appear in gray print, and are based on scholarly research. It provides a valuable introduction to the keyboard works of this master composer.
This series is designed to introduce piano students with experience playing standard piano literature to masterworks by a variety of composers. Seven volumes in the series are available and include the most accessible and popular works in the genre, plus informative text, performance notes and detailed composer biographies. This edition for intermediate to late intermediate pianists includes four of Bach's two-part inventions, including: * Invention No. 1 in C Major, BWV 772 * Invention No. 8 in F Major, BWV 779 * Invention No. 13 in A Minor, BWV 784 * Invention No. 14 in B-flat Major, BWV 785
Contains works representing Bach's enormous output for keyboard, ranging from more simple works found in The Notebook for Anna Magdalena Bach and Two- and Three-Part Inventions, to Preludes and Fugues from The Well-Tempered Clavier, Suites, and Partitas. This publications contains 88 selections.
This series of publications is actually comprised of five narrowly focused series: Piano Music from His Early Years, Piano Music Inspired by Women, Dances of… and Humor in Piano Music. They are a result of in-depth musicological study by Dr Hinson. Each series provides assistance in the areas of performance practice and historical backgrounds as they relate to each piece.
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