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(1685 - 1750)
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Bach, Johann Sebastian: Presto in D Minor for Harp

Presto in D Minor for Harp
BWV 970
Johann Sebastian Bach

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Composer :Johann Sebastian BachJohann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750)
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Johann Sebastian BachMagatagan, Mike (1960 - )
Key :D minor
Copyright :Public Domain
Johann Sebastian Bach was better known as a virtuoso organist than as a composer in his day. His sacred music, organ and choral works, and other instrumental music had an enthusiasm and seeming freedom that concealed immense rigor. Bach's use of counterpoint was brilliant and innovative, and the immense complexities of his compositional style -- which often included religious and numerological symbols that seem to fit perfectly together in a profound puzzle of special codes -- still amaze musicians today. Many consider him the greatest composer of all time.

The Presto in D Minor (BWV 970) is derived from an early work of W. E Bach, one of several hand-crossing pieces apparently inspired by the Tempo di Menuetto in Partita no. 5." The original Presto was revised and expanded by the composer to become the second of a pair of minuets in G minor (F. 25). The present version is an apparently spurious adaptation by someone who had access only to the early version, preserved in a copy by C. P. E. Bach. Although clearly not by J. S. Bach, BWV 970 illustrates how his invention of a particular type of keyboard figuration continued to inspire younger players later in the century. The crossed-hands figuration creates cross-rhythms against the beat (e.g., in mm. 7-10). This goes far beyond the mild hemiolas in the movement from the Partitas, recalling other keyboard works of Friedemann (e.g., the E-minor Fantasia F. 21, mm. 66ff.).

Source: AllMusic ( d-in-d-minor-bwv-970-bc-l185-mc0002368849).

Although originally written for Harpsichord. I created this Arrangement of the Presto in D Minor (BWV 970) for Concert (Pedal) Harp.
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Sheet central :Presto in D minor (spurious; composed by Wilhelm Friedemann Bach) (2 sheet music)
Added by magataganm the 2017-06-25

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