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Musical Offering, Volume 1

Volume 1: Ricercari

By Johann Sebastian Bach

Solo piano (or harpsichord) - SMP Level 7 (Late Intermediate)
Volume 1: Ricercari. Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). Edited by Christoph Wolff. This edition: urtext edition. Stapled. Barenreiter Urtext. Baroque. Collection. With introductory text and manuscript facsimiles (does not include words to the songs). BWV 1079. 21 pages. Baerenreiter Verlag #BA05154. Published by Baerenreiter Verlag (BA.BA05154).

Item Number: BA.BA05154

ISBN 9790006465859. 9x12 inches. Key: C minor. Preface: Christoph Wolff.

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- 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 7 (Late Intermediate)

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

  • Ricercar a3  C Minor
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  • Ricercar a6 (Earlier Version)  C Minor
  • Ratings + Reviews

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  • March 28, 2018 Could be better

    I was hoping that Bach would know—of all composers!—how to compose an authentic, Italian-styled Ricercare, but, alas, Bach does not. Unlike Frescobaldi, Froberger (his student), and even the German, Steigleder, (among others)...What this is is a piece that is like most of Bach’s fugues. So...

    if you want fugal writing this is for you. But if you’re looking for a genuine Ricercar look elsewhere, like the composers I mentioned above.

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