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Topic: identifying this piece  (Read 1460 times)

Offline trance_dude

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identifying this piece
on: March 21, 2017, 02:54:03 AM
Hello all,

 I got back into piano as a hobby after 20+ years of not playing.  I can remember the beginning of this piece, which must be Bach, from my youth, but have no idea what it is, and neither does my teacher.  Does anyone know what it is?  It is not an invention found in the "two and three part inventions".

Thanks!

EDIT: the attachment is not showing up as a link for me, pretty sure I uploaded it correctly, hope you all can see it.

EDIT: tried uploading only the audio in .mp3 format and this seemed to work.

Offline adodd81802

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Re: identifying this piece
Reply #1 on: March 21, 2017, 03:21:21 PM
No it doesn't seem to be downloadable unfortunately.
"England is a country of pianos, they are everywhere."

Offline trance_dude

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Re: identifying this piece
Reply #2 on: March 21, 2017, 07:50:57 PM
Hmm, can't get the video to upload but tried just uploading the audio and it worked.  Please see the first post.  thanks!!

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Re: identifying this piece
Reply #3 on: March 21, 2017, 09:14:16 PM
Iím not saying this is a made up fragment in the style of Bach.  Itís too small of a fragment for me to say with confidence.  But it is a definite possibility IMO.  Too bad it wasnít a bit longer.  I remember as a music major we had to write music in the style of various composers, the first being Bach.  I can hear in my mind how I would continue this composition if I were writing it.  To me it sounds like an average college or high school student writing this.  Again, it could be real also.  Another 15 seconds would really help.

Offline jimfaston

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Re: identifying this piece
Reply #4 on: March 21, 2017, 11:27:58 PM
Prelude in D Major, BWV 925.

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Re: identifying this piece
Reply #5 on: March 22, 2017, 12:02:53 AM
Prelude in D Major, BWV 925.

Egg on my face!  ;)

BWV 925 may have been composed by Wilhelm Friedemann (it has the number BR A 45 in the catalogue of the compositions of that composer).

I got my extra 15 seconds and more.  Sounds real to me!

Offline trance_dude

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Re: identifying this piece
Reply #6 on: March 22, 2017, 01:45:05 AM
Prelude in D Major, BWV 925.

Bam!   That's it - nice! 

Here's a very staccato, embellished, high quality, interesting recording of it   


here's a more conventional one


Think I'll get the sheet music and re-learn.  Thanks much!!
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