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French Overture, BWV 831/831a

Versions in C minor BWV 831A and B minor BWV 831

By Johann Sebastian Bach

Chamber piano - SMP Level 10 (Advanced)
Versions in C minor BWV 831A and B minor BWV 831. Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). Edited by Ulrich Leisinger. Arranged by Ulrich Leisinger. Versions in C minor BWV 831a and B minor BWV 831. Baroque. Full score. With Standard notation. 56 pages. Wiener Urtext/Vienna Urtext #UT050186. Published by Wiener Urtext/Vienna Urtext (PR.UT050186).

Item Number: PR.UT050186

ISBN 978-3-85055-603-3.

About SMP Level 10 (Advanced)

Very advanced level, very difficult note reading, frequent time signature changes, virtuosic level technical facility needed.

  • French Ouverture C minor BWV 831a 
  • French Ouverture B minor BWV 831 

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  • 5

    Boston, MA
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  • February 11, 2020 Fascinating, courteous edition

    There are two things to recommend this edition. First, it provides the earlier C-minor version of the French Overture which differs in details and in ornaments from the later B-minor. Some of the differences are based on the Bach relying on lower notes being available for the C...

    -minor so you get some richer bass passages. This could inform decisions you make with the B-minor.Second is the pagination. By allowing the Courante and Sarabande to each occupy an entire two page spread, the da capos for the Gavottes, Bourrees, and Passepieds can all be played without page turns. No other edition does this, and it is annoying in all other editions.The fingerings are sporadic, occasionally antique. I prefer Henle's.

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