The Well-Tempered Clavier , BWV —, is a collection of two sets of preludes and fugues in all 24 major and minor keys , composed for solo keyboard by Johann Sebastian Bach. In Bach's time Clavier keyboard was a generic name indicating a variety of keyboard instruments , most typically a harpsichord or clavichord — but not excluding an organ either. Bach gave the title Das Wohltemperirte Clavier to a book of preludes and fugues in all 24 major and minor keys, dated , composed "for the profit and use of musical youth desirous of learning, and especially for the pastime of those already skilled in this study". Each set contains twenty-four pairs of prelude and fugue. The rising chromatic pattern continues until every key has been represented, finishing with a B minor fugue. In Bach's own time just one similar collection was published, by Johann Christian Schickhardt — , whose Op.
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Prelude No. Fugue No. Prelude and Fugue No. Anhang Appendix , Nos. Preludes and Fugues Nos. PDF scanned by piano. NBA Appendix. Incomplete Score incl. For most arrangements, see the separate pages for the individual preludes and fugues.
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Preludes ; Fugues ; For keyboard ; Scores featuring keyboard soloists ; For 1 player ; For piano 4 hands arr ; Scores featuring the piano arr ; Scores featuring the piano 4 hands arr ; For 2 players arr ; For violin, viola arr ; Scores featuring the violin arr ; Scores featuring the viola arr ; For organ arr ; For 1 player arr ; Scores featuring the organ arr. Contents 1 Performances 1.
Performer Pages Martha Goldstein harpsichord. Source and alternative formats : From an album featuring a Flemish harpsichord on Pandora Records.
Ogg Vorbis files can be found here. Instrument used : The harpsichord is copied from a one manual instrument built by Hans Moerman in Antwerp It was restored by Frank Hubbard in Boston The working plans of the instrument used are due to Lutz Bungart of the Instrument workshop.
Leipzig: C. Peters , n. Plate This file is part of the Sibley Mirroring Project. Plate B. Czerny's preface, with bio sketch by Philip Hale not included here.
Busoni cat. BV B 25, part 1. File obtained from www. Text in English. Edition E. Leipzig: Edition Peters , Plate E. Plate BA A4 pages, dpi scan with stamp added showing the printed source. Each file contains 2 tables of contents: a. Appendices: 1. A4 pages, dpi scan with stamp added showing the printed source and a digital table of contents built by the uploader.
Editor Bruno Mugellini — Text in Polish, title page and contents in Russian. It is possible that this edition is a re-engraving of the Breitkopf issue from with the text translated into Polish. Russian text. Different engraving than PWM score above.
Looks typical of Muzyka production from the era. Bach-Gesellschaft Ausgabe , Band XLV 1. Editor Pierre Gouin - Contact. Paris: Maurice Senart , Plates M. Arranger Henri Bertini Arranger Friedrich Hermann — London: Merton Music , No. Contains arrangements of preludes from both books.
This file is part of the Merton-Ourtext Project. The pages have been arranged 2-up in imposition booklet order for duplex printing on A3 paper and require an A3 printer. Alternatively, this work can be mail-ordered from Ourtext's website.
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Editor Max Reger - Plates , , Praeludia und Fugen durch alle Tone und Semitonia Preludes and Fugues through all tones and semitones. GND : Bach, Johann Sebastian.
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