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Prelude and two Gavottes, from Third
English Suite in G Minor
Fantasia in C Minor
Prelude and Fugue in G. from Book II of the 48 ' mHE Prelude from the Third English Suite is a very attractive piece constructed out of the theme with which it opens . Those who have the music and care to study the masterly plan of this movement will find dose attention to its subtleties well worth while.
The Gavotte group (arranged First
Cavotte—Second— First again) is well known to nearly all young pianists. The First Gavotte is in the minor, the Second Gavotte is in the major, and is a Musette
—a bass note persisting bagpipe-wise (the instrument, Musette, was a kind of bagpipe from beginning to end.
The Fantasia is influenced by the bold tiarpsiehord style of Bach's contemporary
Domenico Scarlatti , a player-composer who, though ex- ; tremely stout, managed to use a good deal of hand-crossing to obtain his novel effects. Bach began a Fugue to follow the Fantasia, but for some reason never completed it.
The Prelude from the ' 48 ' is a pleasant, vigorous little piece, in which a rapid running-note phrase, generally present in one hand or the other, or both, keeps things going from beginning to end. Generally it has us companion a more smoothly-moving phrase in longer notes, sometimes below it, sometimes .above.
The Fugue is a brilliant piece on a playful, even kittenish 'Subject' of unusual length.


Played By:
James Ching
Domenico Scarlatti

2LO London

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