Petzold : Menuet BWV Anhang 115

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Menuet in G minor, BWV Anhang 115 -- Urtext

Petzold, Christian (1677-1733)
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Menuet in G minor, BWV Anhang 115 -- Urtext

Minuet from the Notebook for Anna Magdalena Bach



This beautiful Menuet in G minor, BWV Anhang 115 is the fifth entry in Anna Magdalena Bach's Notebook.

Johann Sebastian Bach gave this notebook to his wife Anna Magdalena in 1725.

Over the years, the notebook was filled with favorite selections of the members of the Bach family.

This Menuet in G minor, BWV Anhang 115 was composed during the Baroque period.

Although it has traditionnally been attributed to Johann Sebastian Bach, recent research has shown that is was rather composer by Christian Petzold, a German composer and organist contemporary with Bach.

This minuet has a simple A-A-B-B musical form.

During the Baroque period, musicians customarily played menuets in pairs : a first menuet, followed immediately by a second menuet, and then the first menuet played again without repeats.

This menuet can thus follow immediately Menuet in G Major, BWV Anhang 114 (also by Petzold), after which Menuet BWV Anhang 114 may be played again without repeats.

This score is an Urtext based on the original manuscripts available.

Please note that the cadential trill on the last beat of measure 31 is an editorial suggestion, as it does not appear in the sources.

This score contains suggestions for realizing the ornaments in accordance with Baroque performance practice.

These ornaments are :
  • Trills : measures 8, 9, 15 and 31
  • Mordents : measure 14


Duration : 01:47

Source : Notebook for Anna Magdalena Bach [Notenbüchlein für Anna Magdalena Bach], 1725.

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