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Bach: Invention No. 15 in B Minor

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Johann Sebastian Bach - Inventions :
Invention, No. 15
Invention  No. 15  in B Minor by Bach piano sheet music
Key: B Minor Year: 1723
Level: 6 Period: Baroque
piano sheet music Piano score: PS Urtext (529 kB)
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xx J.S. Bach Invention 15
October 31, 2013, 03:21:29 AM by anaqvi

xx Bach: Inventio 15 (BWV 786)
December 02, 2007, 07:33:19 PM by riga

Bach, 2 Parts Inventio #15

Comments welcome  Tongue !


xx Bach B minor 2-part invention
October 08, 2006, 02:42:31 AM by davidz

Hello all,

I recorded this at a friend's house here in the Lehigh Valley region of Pennsylvania.  Comments and suggestions are welcome.


xx Who wants to help me analyse Bach Invention no 15 in b minor? (it'll be fun!)
May 31, 2006, 10:03:12 AM by pianarchist

I have been reading a lot about how great the two part inventions are as learning devices, so I have decided to have a go at one that is listed in my AMEB grade 5 syllabus. There were only a few available and of them no. 15 was by far my favourite. (the music can be found for free on this very website)

I have read many of the topics regarding the learning of the two part inventions, especially paying attention to the tips bernhard has given, and I intend to follow his recommended method of learning them...which can be seen at:

I have spent some time looking for the appearances of the motif in this piece and have found what I think might be the motif appearing 7 times in its original form. I am certain though that there is much more here then what I am seeing.

The phrase that I believe is the motif appears first on the treble clef (RH), starting at bar 1: 2nd beat, continuing to and including bar 2: 3rd beat. It can then be found again bar 3- 4 (LH), bar 5-6 (RH), bar 12-13 (LH), bar 14-15 (RH), bar 18-19 (LH) and finally bar 19 (starting on 3+) to bar 21 up to and including the 1st beat.

I am sure that there is much more for me to look for, I just don't know what it might be. Any help would be truly appreciated.     

xx Invention 15 fingering question
April 14, 2006, 08:46:22 PM by tac-tics

In Bach's Invention 15, bar 13 crosses the voices. Would one do this by simply inverting the hands to play both voices for that one note?

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