Clavierbuchlein of Anna Magdalena Bach by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). Edited by Naoyuki Taneda. Arranged by Naoyuki Taneda. For piano. Baroque. SMP Level 6 (Late Intermediate). Full score. Standard notation. 72 pages. Published by Wiener Urtext/Vienna Urtext (PR.UT050150).
ISBN 978-3-85055-566-1. With Standard notation. Baroque.
The 1725 Clavier book of Anna Magdalena Bach is chiefly famous for pieces such as the two minuets in G major and G minor (Nos. 4 and 5 in the present collection) and the Aria di Giovannini. These three, indeed the majority of the pieces, were not composed by J. S. Bach but by other, often fairly unknown musicians. Though begun by her husband, Anna Magdalena Bach compiled the Notebook for her own domestic use. A definite asset to the collection is the Suite de Clavecin by Christian Petzold, organist at the Dresden court, which contains among others the two minuets mentioned above.
This title has selections that range in difficulty from SMP Level 4-6.
About SMP Level 6 (Late Intermediate)
4-note chords in both hands with large stretches and leaps. Irregular and complicated rhythms.