Bach -- First Book for Pianists composed by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). Edited by Willard A. Palmer. For Piano. Graded Standard Repertoire; Masterworks; Piano Collection. Alfred Masterwork Edition. Baroque; Masterwork. Intermediate. Book. 24 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.489).
ISBN 0739014641. Baroque; Masterwork.
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.