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Bach: Minuet in G Major

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Johann Sebastian Bach - Notebook for Anna Magdalena Bach :
Minuet, BWV 114
Minuet BWV 114    in G Major by Bach piano sheet music
Key: G Major Published: 1725
Level: 2 Period: Baroque
piano sheet music Piano score: PS Urtext (26 kB)
piano sheet music Piano score: PS Instructive (0 kB)
piano sheet music Piano score: Autograph manuscript (503 kB)
piano music mp3 recording Minuet BWV 114 - FREE SAMPLE (mp3 file)

Bach or Petzold?

Whoever composed this little Minuet, its simplicity and straightforwardness is arresting. The dancing character and the way the composer uses and varies the simple motive of the first two measures throughout the piece is also very characteristic of the Baroque era.

For countless piano students, this little minuet has functioned as a first introduction to the piano music of Bach. However, the intriguing fact is that Bach probably didn’t even compose it! Scholars seem to be more or less agreed that it is more likely to have been penned by Bach’s colleague, the organist and composer Christian Petzold (1677-1723). Anna Magdalena’s notebook functioned as a kind of musical diary, into which Bach’s wife copied pieces composed by her husband and others, sometimes without indicating authorship.

Practice & Performance Tips:
The minuet is the most common dance in the Baroque period. At that time, the ladies wore a very long, puffy, heavy dress, with which they could not move too quickly. Remember that when playing minuets! Can you play them in a very charming manner and with a very steady pulse, without rushing?

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xx Bach's Minuet in G, BWV 114 fingering question
February 19, 2013, 12:55:15 AM by phdezra1

Hi all. Studying Bach's Minuet in G, BWV 114 with my son (7 yrs old), and noticed in the sheet music I have (downloaded PS Urtext from this site)  there is a trill sign above the C in third measure. The fingering in our sheet music shows "321", so obviously intention is to play with those fingers - but which notes?

Is it CDE? EDC?

Thanks.


xx Re: Mozart Sonata in D K311 - Allegro con spirito + Bach Minuet
August 26, 2006, 09:05:41 PM by piano121

no replies untill now... Cry

so, i´m offering my interpretation on this wonderfull piece of Bach, in exchange for some coments! Grin 

have fun!


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