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French Ouverture in B minor BWV 831

Edition Without Fingering

By Johann Sebastian Bach

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Piano piano (Piano solo) - L6, L7
Edition Without Fingering. Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). Edited by Rudolf Steglich. Sheet Music. Paperbound. Henle Music Folios. Edition without fingering. Classical. Softcover. 24 pages. G. Henle #HN1374. Published by G. Henle (HL.51481374).

Item Number: HL.51481374

9.25x12.25 inches.

In 1735 Johann Sebastian Bach published his French Overture BWV 831 together with the famous Italian Concerto as the second part of his “Clavier-Ubung”. The designation Ouvertüre (Overture) can be somewhat misleading, since this work consists not just of an opening movement but also of a full-fledged partita with 11 movements: Ouvertüre, Courante, Gavotte I & II, Passepied 1 & II, Sarabande, Bouree I & II, Gigue and Echo. In terms of melodic richness and rhythmic play it is on par with its sister-pieces from Part 1 of the “Clavier Ubung”, the 6 Partitas BWV 825-830.

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