French Suites

French Suites

In this volume, which contains six suites and seven supplementary pieces for intermediate to advanced level pianists, Judith Schneider has provided detailed biographical and historical information about the pieces, as well as suggestions to achieve a proper interpretation of these works. Bach's table of ornaments is also discussed. This volume beautifully prepares students to perform Bach's more advanced English Suites.

Six French Suites and Two Suites in A Minor and E-flat Minor

For Piano

Six French Suites and Two Suites in A Minor and E-flat Minor

Each of Bach's six French suites is written in a different key with no harmonic relationship to one another, unlike most of his other works. Within each suite, all of the movements are in the same key and follow standard binary form. In the traditional Baroque suite, there are four movements: Allemande, Courante, Sarabande, and Gigue. However, Bach also includes lesser-used dances such as the Polonaise, Bourée, and Air. Noted Bach expert Dr. Hans Bischoff edited this collection. Titles: * No. 1 in D Minor * No. 2 in C Minor * No. 3 in B Minor * No. 4 in E-flat Major * No. 5 in G Major * No. 6 in E Major * Suite in A Minor * Suite in E-flat Major

Two- and Three-Part Inventions, French Suites and Italian Concerto

For Piano

Two- and Three-Part Inventions, French Suites and Italian Concerto

This miniature score contains the 15 Two-Part Inventions, the 15 Three-Part Inventions (Sinfonias), the Italian Concerto, and the 6 French Suites. This includes preface and genealogy.

J. S. Bach French Suite No. 5 in C Major

J. S. Bach French Suite No. 5 in C Major

The much anticipated 5th French Suite by J.S. Bach has finally been published inits entirety for classical guitar by internationally acclaimed Argentinian virtuoso Nestor Ausqui. This sui generis collection has been widely sought after by guitarists, whom for many years only could attain fragmented pieces of the suite. Now the entire suite is available for the first time! The transcriber must understand the essence and intent of the original, and then in the transcription, create the impression that the music was indeed originallywritten for the guitar. In this transcription of the 5th French Suite, Nestor Ausqui has accomplished this brilliantly. Dr. William Toutant Professor Emeritus and former Dean of Music at California State University Northridge

The Keyboard Music of J.S. Bach

The Keyboard Music of J.S. Bach

The Keyboard Music of J.S. Bach provides an introduction to and comprehensive discussion of all the music for harpsichord and other stringed keyboard instruments by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). Often played today on the modern piano, these works are central not only to the Western concert repertory but to musical pedagogy and study throughout the world. Intended as both a practical guide and an interpretive study, the book consists of three introductory chapters on general matters of historical context, style, and performance practice, followed by fifteen chapters on the individual works, treated in roughly chronological order. The works discussed include all of Bach's individual keyboard compositions as well as those comprising his famous collections, such as the Well-Tempered Clavier, the English and French Suites, and the Art of Fugue.

Authenticity in Performance: Eighteenth-Century Case Studies

Authenticity in Performance: Eighteenth-Century Case Studies

Authenticity in Performance focuses on nine representative works from the Baroque and Classical periods, defining some of the more important questions that the performer and listener should ask.

French Suites, for the Piano

French Suites, for the Piano

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Dance and the Music of J.S. Bach

Dance and the Music of J.S. Bach

Stylized dance music and music based on dance rhythms pervade Bach's compositions. Although the music of this very special genre has long been a part of every serious musician's repertoire, little has been written about it. The original edition of this addressed works that bore the names of dances--a considerable corpus. In this expanded version of their practical and insightful study, Meredith Little and Natalie Jenne apply the same principals to the study of a great number of Bach's works that use identifiable dance rhythms but do not bear dance-specific titles. Part I describes French dance practices in the cities and courts most familiar to Bach. The terminology and analytical tools necessary for discussing dance music of Bach's time are laid out. Part II presents the dance forms that Bach used, annotating all of his named dances. Little and Jenne draw on choreographies, harmony, theorists' writings, and the music of many seventeenth- and eighteenth-century composers in order to arrive at a model for each dance type. In Appendix A all of Bach's named dances are listed in convenient tabular form; included are the BWV number for each piece, the date of composition, the larger work in which it appears, the instrumentation, and the meter. Appendix B supplies the same data for pieces recognizable as dance types but not named as such. More than ever, this book will stimulate both the musical scholar and the performer with a new perspective at the rhythmic workings of Bach's remarkable repertoire of dance-based music.