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Johann Sebastian Bach: Sinfonias

In the original title to these works, the composer called them ďA faithful guide, whereby admirers of the harpsichord are shown a plain method of learning not only to play clean in two Parts, but likewise in further Progress to manage three obbligato Parts well and correctly, and at the same time not merely how to get good Inventions, but also how to develop the same well; but above all, to obtain a cantabile style of playing, and together with this to get a strong foretaste of composition."
Bach used them in his teaching as a first step on the way to playing more complex contrapuntal works, such as the Well-Tempered Clavier.
Both the two-part Inventions and the three-part Sinfonias are arranged in order of ascending key, each group covering fifteen major and minor keys.


Sheet Music Downloads:

TitleASTKey Published Type Level
Sinfonia No. 1C Major 1723 Polyphonic, Piece 6
Sinfonia No. 2C Minor 1723 Polyphonic, Piece 6
Sinfonia No. 3D Major 1723 Polyphonic, Piece 6
Sinfonia No. 4D Minor 1723 Polyphonic, Piece 6
Sinfonia No. 5E-flat Major 1723 Polyphonic, Piece 6
Sinfonia No. 6E Major 1723 Polyphonic, Piece 6
Sinfonia No. 7E Minor 1723 Polyphonic, Piece 6
Sinfonia No. 8F Major 1723 Polyphonic, Piece 6
Sinfonia No. 9F Minor 1723 Polyphonic, Piece 6
Sinfonia No. 10G Major 1723 Polyphonic, Piece 6
Sinfonia No. 11G Minor 1723 Polyphonic, Piece 7
Sinfonia No. 12A Major 1723 Polyphonic, Piece 7
Sinfonia No. 13A Minor 1723 Polyphonic, Piece 7
Sinfonia No. 14B-flat Major 1723 Polyphonic, Piece 7
Sinfonia No. 15B Minor 1723 Polyphonic, Piece 7



Posts in the piano forum about Sinfonias by Bach:

xx 2 part v 3 part inventions
October 25, 2010, 09:00:46 PM by youjean88

dear ppl of pianostreet

as i read through the forums i saw that a lot of people recommend that people play the 2 part inventions, but many dont mention the 3 part inventions.  are the 3 parts not as important?  y is it that the 2 part inventions are mentioned so much more?


xx Question about Bach sinfonias
April 09, 2009, 07:47:26 AM by dolly lo

Hi  Smiley

I have learned 5 Bach inventions (numers 8, 9, 10, 11 and 13), and I was wondering if I able to start with the sinfonias. What do you think?

Thanks!


xx Bach Sinfonias Practice tips
August 06, 2008, 08:24:05 AM by tsagari

Hi

I've started studing Bach Sinfonia no 1. My teacher is on vacation and out of reach so if any of you can give me some tips of how to study Bach's Sinfonias. I was used to the two part part invetion but these now are more complected. She (my teacher) told me that it would be difficult but I did not take her very siriously  Roll Eyes but now I Know she was wright so please help Grin


xx bach sinfonias
October 19, 2006, 11:01:58 PM by marco_from_brazil

hi all!

as a (re)beginning Bach loving pianist, I've been working on the sinfonias lately. I've got the A minor, pretty much learned, now I'm polishing the finer details, like, making the themes sing when they come up. The problem is the other one, D major, I guess that I haven't played a contrapuntal piece that's as fast before ( I play the D major fugue, pretty much andante ), so fingers all twirl up, problems holding notes correctly.

So I was wondering how do you guys practice those pieces, take bar after bar, play it slowly, hands separate and such? maybe I should try a slightly easier but still "frisky" invention before taking on this one? in that case I'm all for suggestions. lets discuss! =)

cheers

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