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Bach 15 Three Part Inventions (sinfonias) arr. for Treble Instrument and Piano

By Johann Sebastian Bach

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Piano Accompaniment, Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Alto Sax, Tenor Sax, Soprano Sax, Violin, Guitar - Intermediate - Digital Download
Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). Arranged by Steve Newman. Baroque Period, Etudes and Exercises, Repertoire. Score. 71 pages. Published by steve newman (S0.284051).

Item Number: S0.284051


JSBach, 15 Sinfonias  (3part Inventions)

      Originally for keyboard alone.This transcription separates the 3 voices,so that the bottom two can be played on a keyboard instrument while a trebleinstrument plays the top.

     Theoriginal has been transcribed for apiano to accompany a treble instrument like flute, violin, oboe, etc. The pianoscore has the "second voice" on treble and the "third voice"on the bass clef of the grand staff. The flute part is in a smaller size staffabove the piano grand staff.

     Acompanion book for the flute, or other treble instrument, is also available. Inaddition, an audio cd has been made where the flute is in the right channel,and the piano accompaniment in the left channel. This cd is useful as a practice tool to let eitherplayer practice with a recording.. You can download the 16 tracks at

The user can use panning to either hear bothparts, or only the other player’s partas he practices. 

  Allare in the original key. Violins and clarinets can play Sinfonia 15 in the original key of B minor, but theflute range doesn’t go low enough. So Sinfonia15 has an additional version transposed to E minor so that a flute can play thelow notes of the melody linewithout jumping octaves.  Saxophones and other instruments can play the flute part without transposing if the accompanist has an electronic keyboard. to transpose the piano part.

These pieces are a nice addition to the fluteor violin literature as study, encore, or concert pieces.

Steve Newman, Santa Cruz, Ca.

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