Bach : Invention 12, BWV 783

Invention 12, BWV 783 -- Urtext

Bach, Johann Sebastian (1685-1750)
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Invention 12, BWV 783 -- Urtext

Two-Part Invention No. 12 in A Major - Inventio 12

Please note that this score contains suggestions for playing the ornaments in accordance with Baroque performance practice :
  • Mordents (as in measure 1, right hand) are played very quickly, with a incisive character
  • Trills (as suggested in measure 21) are played ON the beat and begin on the upper auxiliary note
  • Turns (as suggested in measure 21) begin on the note above the principal note, and are played quite rapidly
  • Ascending trill with termination (as in measure 1) again is played ON the beat and consists of three parts : a prefix from below, the trill, and the suffix (termination)
Please note that the smaller-size ornaments in this score are suggestions from the editor.

Duration : 01:20

Source : Johann Sebastian Bach, Inventions and Sinfonias, BWV 772-801 (1723)
An earlier version exists in the Clavier-Büchlein vor Wilhelm Friedemann Bach [Little Clavier Book for Wilhelm Friedemann Bach] (1720)

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