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Franzosische Suiten BWV 812-817

Embellished Version

By Johann Sebastian Bach

Solo piano (or harpsichord) - SMP Level 9 (Advanced)
Embellished Version. Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). Edited by Alfred Durr. This edition: urtext edition. Paperback. Barenreiter Urtext. Baroque. Collection. With introductory text (does not include words to the songs). BWV 812-817. 64 pages. Baerenreiter Verlag #BA05166. Published by Baerenreiter Verlag (BA.BA05166).

Item Number: BA.BA05166

ISBN 9790006466207. 9x12 inches.

The present volume contains Bach's six French Suites in ther later embellished form. It must be remembered, however, that the printed ornaments are not as authoritative as the musical text itself, therefore it is up to the modern interpreter to choose the ornamentation that suits him or her best.

About Barenreiter Urtext

What can I expect from a Barenreiter Urtext edition?

- A reliable musical text based on all available sources
- A description of the sources
- Information on the genesis and history of the work
- Valuable notes on performance practice
- Includes an introduction with critical commentary explaining source discrepancies and editorial decisions

- Page-turns, fold-out pages, and cues where you need them
- A well-presented layout and a user-friendly format
- Excellent print quality
- Superior paper and binding


About SMP Level 9 (Advanced)

All types of major, minor, diminished, and augmented chords spanning more than an octave. Extensive scale passages.

  • Suite 1, BWV 812  D Minor
  • Suite 2, BWV 813  C Minor
  • Suite 3, BWV 814  B Minor
  • Suite 4, BWV 815  Eb Major
  • Suite 5, BWV 816  G Major
  • Suite 6, BWV 817  E Major
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  • 5

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  • December 06, 2019 Bach is Best

    I highly recommend this series of Suites in the French tradition. However, there is no evidence that Bach actually called these “French Suites” but Bach is known to have copied by hand music by de Grigny and Francois Couperin (le grand) so he knew very well the “French tradition.” Again...

    , highly recommend these suites.

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  • June 10, 2008 Wonderful edition

    This is a great edition of Bach's French Suites.

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