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French Suites - Suite No. 1 (ver. 1) by Bach - Piano Sheets and Free Sheet Music

  
About the Song
The French Suites, BWV 812-817, are six suites which Johann Sebastian Bach wrote for the clavier (harpsichord or clavichord) between the years of 1722 and 1725 . The suites were later given the name 'French' (first recorded usage by Friedrich Wilhelm Marpurg in 1762) as a means of contrast with the English Suites (whose title is likewise a later appellation). The name was popularised by Bach's biographer Johann Nikolaus Forkel, who wrote in his 1802 biography of Bach, "One usually calls them French Suites because they are written in the French manner." This claim, however, is inaccurate: like Bach's other suites, they follow a largely Italian convention.. There is no surviving definitive manuscript of these suites, and ornamentation varies both in type and in degree across manuscripts. Two additional suites, one in A minor (BWV 818), the other in E-flat Major (BWV 819), are linked to the.    Download this sheet!
About the Artist
Johann Sebastian Bach (pronounced ) (March 21; 1685 O.S. July 28; 1750 N.S.) was a German composer and organist whose sacred and secular works for choir; orchestra; and solo instruments drew together the strands of the Baroque period and brought it to its ultimate maturity.Although he introduced no new forms; he enriched the prevailing German style with a robust contrapuntal technique; an unrivalled control of harmonic and motivic organisation in composition for diverse musical forces; and the adaptation of rhythms and textures from abroad; particularly Italy and France. The French Suites, BWV 812-817, are six suites which Johann Sebastian Bach wrote for the clavier (harpsichord or clavichord) between the years of 1722 and 1725 . The suites were later given the name 'French' (first recorded usage by Friedrich Wilhelm Marpurg in 1762) as a means of contrast with the English Suites (whose title is likewise a later appellation). The name was popularised by Bach's biographer Johann Nikolaus Forkel, who wrote in his 1802 biography of Bach, "One usually calls them French Suites because they are written in the French manner." This claim, however, is.
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