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Bach, J.S. : Invention 12, BWV 783 -- Urtext
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Bach : Inventions & Sinfonias, BWV 772-801

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Invention 12, BWV 783 -- Urtext

Bach, Johann Sebastian (1685-1750)

Bach's beautiful Invention No. 12 in A Major!   

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Includes : One solo score (3 pages)

Difficulty level : Grade 8/12

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Program Notes on Invention 12, BWV 783 -- Urtext by Bach, J.S. :

Please note that this score contains suggestions for playing the ornaments in accordance with Baroque performance practice :
  • Mordents (as in measure 1, right hand) are played very quickly, with a incisive character
  • Trills (as suggested in measure 21) are played ON the beat and begin on the upper auxiliary note
  • Turns (as suggested in measure 21) begin on the note above the principal note, and are played quite rapidly
  • Ascending trill with termination (as in measure 1) again is played ON the beat and consists of three parts : a prefix from below, the trill, and the suffix (termination)
Please note that the smaller-size ornaments in this score are suggestions from the editor.

Sources :

Johann Sebastian Bach, Inventions and Sinfonias, BWV 772-801 (1723)
An earlier version exists in the Clavier-Büchlein vor Wilhelm Friedemann Bach [Little Clavier Book for Wilhelm Friedemann Bach] (1720)

Associated collections :

Baroque Sheet Music for Piano (Grade 8)     Little Clavier Book for Wilhelm Friedemann Bach    

Sheet music details :


(Two-Part Invention No. 12 in A Major - Inventio 12)
ComposerBach, Johann Sebastian (1685-1750) Opus/catalog numberBWV 783
MovementsInventio - Invention Composition/First publicationComposed ca 1720, revised 1723
InstrumentationPiano StyleBaroque (1600-1750)
KeyA Major Duration01:20
EditionUrtext (ed. M.A. Caux) DifficultyGrade 8/12

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