In this Two-Part Invention, for keyboard No. 7 in E
minor (BWV 778), the top part plays and expands upon a
hesitant, questioning figure; the bottom part
occasionally echoes the main motif, but otherwise lies
at rest through the first section of this invention.
The bottom role becomes far more active in the
remainder of the piece, delivering an accompaniment
line that is similar but by no means identical to the
Although originally composed for Harpsichord, I created
this arrangement for Viola Duet.