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Capriccio per il clavicembalo (Capriccio for Harpsichord) in D Minor

By Joseph Dillon Ford

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Harpsichord - Intermediate - Digital Download
Composed by Joseph Dillon Ford. 20th Century, Neo-Classical. Score. 9 pages. Published by David Warin Solomons (S0.432591).

Item Number: S0.432591

A fanciful collection of two-voice baroque miniatures reminiscent of the music of J. S. Bach. Each piece may be played individually or combined by the performer with other movements into suites responsive to personal technical requirements and musical taste.
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The Capriccio in D Minor first appeared in 1980. This first version was created as a Christmas gift for Ford's classmates at Harvard, to each of whom a separate movement was dedicated. A charming series of eight surprisingly sophisticated studies in Baroque style, the Capriccio clearly evinces the influence of Johann Sebastian Bach, although no identical dance sequence is found in any of the German master's keyboard compositions. Individual pieces from Capriccio may be performed separately or recombined into shorter suites to accommodate a given player's personal taste and technique.

The mp3 file features all eight movements, separated by brief pauses.

1 Preludio [2/4, d, M]
2 "La Lamentosa" [3/4, d, E+]
3 "La Tedesca" [4/4, d, E]
4 Polacca [3/4, d, E+]
5 "Nella maniera italiana" [2/4, d, E+]
6 Minuetto [3/4, D, E]
7 "La Xeresca" [2/4, D, E]
8 Musette [2/4, D, E+]

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