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Some of his Jolliest Keyboard Music
Partita in G
SOMETHING was said about the Partitas on Tuesday. This one (the Fifth) consists of the following Movements:-
I PRÉAMBULE. The title is unusual with Bach, and the style is not that common in the preludes to his Suites, being light and fanciful.
II ALLEMANDE. A piece of serious and interestingly-worked counterpoint, mostly in two voices, but sometimes in three.
III Courante. There are two types of Courante, the French and Italian ; this is of the latter type-rapid, clear and flowing.
IV SABABANDE. Lighter-minded than most of Bach's Sarabandes.
V TEMPO DI MENUETTO. Not a Minuet for dancing—the cross rhythms (two beats in right hand against three in the left) make this clear.
V PASSEPIED. A delicate little thing.
VI Gigue. One of the most mature in style of all the Movements of this Partita. The very distinctive and rhythmically strong Subject, given out at the opening and taken up by three ' Voices,' fugue-wise, supplies material for the first half of the piece.
In the second half another Subject is similarly introduced and similarly taken up. Then, after a time, the first Subject appears again, in ingenious combination with the second.


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James Ching

2LO London

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