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Bach, J.S. : Invention 9, BWV 780 -- Urtext
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Bach : Inventions & Sinfonias, BWV 772-801

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Invention 9, BWV 780 -- Urtext

Bach, Johann Sebastian (1685-1750)

A beautiful invention in the minor mode by Bach!   

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Includes : One solo score (4 pages)

Difficulty level : Grade 8/12

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Program Notes on Invention 9, BWV 780 -- Urtext by Bach, J.S. :

Please note that this score contains suggestions for playing the ornaments in accordance with Baroque performance practice :
  • Measure 15, first beat : Accent and trill, where the first note of the trill (i.e. the upper note) is prolonged
  • Meausre 15, third beat : Mordent which begins on the main note and is played very quickly, with a incisive character. Notice that in the present case, the editor suggests a double mordent
  • Measure 16, first beat : Turn, which is to be played quite rapidly
  • Measure 16, second beat : Doppelt-cadence, a form of trill beginning with a turn, here starting on the lower auxiliary note
  • Measure 33, first beat : Mordent and turn, this time with a single mordent
  • Measure 33, second beat : Doppelt-cadence this time beginning on the upper auxiliary note
Notice also that, in accordance with Baroque performance practice, we suggest that dotted quarter notes be played double-dotted, the following eighth note thus becoming a sixteenth note.

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. 9 in F minor - Inventio 9)
ComposerBach, Johann Sebastian (1685-1750) Opus/catalog numberBWV 780
MovementsInventio Composition/First publicationComposed ca 1720, revised 1723
InstrumentationPiano StyleBaroque (1600-1750)
KeyF minor Duration01:15
EditionUrtext (ed. M.A. Caux) DifficultyGrade 8/12

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