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Prelude and Fugue C major BWV 846

(from the Well-Tempered Clavier part I)

By Johann Sebastian Bach

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Piano solo - SMP Level 7 (Late Intermediate)
(from the Well-Tempered Clavier part I). Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). Edited by Ernst-Gunter Heinemann. This edition: Paperback/Soft Cover. Sheet music. Henle Music Folios. Pages: II and 5. Classical. Softcover. G. Henle #HN642. Published by G. Henle (HL.51480642).

Item Number: HL.51480642

9.25x12.25 inches.

The first Prelude from volume I of the Well-Tempered Clavier is among the most-played pieces in the piano repertoire. Though it seems easy to play, this is misleading since the performer must build up, and maintain, the musical tension. Only in the closing measures does the tension let up and lead to the more challenging fugue.

About SMP Level 7 (Late Intermediate)

4 to 5-note chords in both hands and scales in octaves in both hands.

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