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Offline stephenv

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B A C H WTC
« on: June 27, 2013, 06:29:04 PM »
Does anyone have a recommendation for a student version of B A C H  WTC in which the subjects and countersubjects are identified?   

I have the Palmer editions...but am searching for an edition in which subjects and countersubjects etc. have been identified, clearly in the score.

Thanks so much.   

Offline j_menz

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Re: B A C H WTC
«Reply #1 on: June 27, 2013, 11:26:57 PM »
There's a full open score version (available, inter alia, from Amazon).

Surely, though, part of the "teaching moment" of these is to have the student identify these themselves, having perhaps had access to a guided score for more elementary pieces first.
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Re: B A C H WTC
«Reply #2 on: June 27, 2013, 11:40:15 PM »
Surely, though, part of the "teaching moment" of these is to have the student identify these themselves.
Who in their right mind would want to do that kind of work?  ::) ..its not as it the pieces were written for the purpose of composition study or something ridiculous like that.

Seriously though, if you are a teacher and you want to give a student their 1 of their first few WTC works, then having access to an analysed example seems valuable. And it would be handy to have all of them, so as to be able to use which ever one motivates them most (where they are unwilling to tackle the lot in a logical order).

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Re: B A C H WTC
«Reply #3 on: June 28, 2013, 01:05:45 AM »
Yes...that is precisely what I was aiming for...so that Id have ON HAND to give the student his/her first P/Fugue. With the subject/countersubjects identified. 

THEN the next one would be done blind,  that is to say, the student would be responsible for the "detective" work.

I realize that the chore of doing this kind of work...would be tedious, just thought Maybe? one existed.  Never came across it,  YET..

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Re: B A C H WTC
«Reply #4 on: June 28, 2013, 11:34:56 AM »
Here are a couple of websites that might be useful, though I'm afraid you can't get a marked up score for your student to play from either. Still, the analysis might be helpful

http://jan.ucc.nau.edu/~tas3/wtc/wtc.html

This one shows the scores of all the fugues written out as individual voices and plays the fugue along with the score, highlighting entrances, and giving a bit of commentary.

http://www-personal.umich.edu/~siglind/text.htm

This one has fairly detailed analysis and performance tips for each P&F. A bit drier than the other site, but depending on the student's interest, it might be useful.

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Re: B A C H WTC
«Reply #5 on: July 15, 2013, 01:25:35 AM »
Contiuning research led me to find the following study:

RECONSTRUCTING A BACH FUGUE  Focus Series Volume 1, mDecks. 25 Studies on Bach's Fugue No. 2 in C Minor...WTC.. by Ariel Ramos

This work provides a mavelous "model" you might use with a student who is just beginning his frist P/F from WTC.   Amazing study!   Nothing seems to have been left out. 

Its well worth a look to see if you might use it in your teaching.