J.S. Bach: Eighteen Little Preludes

Books | Harpsichord, Piano

Publisher: ABRSM Publishing
Format: Sheet Music | Instrumental Album

This is a delightful collection of 18 short preludes composed by J.S. Bach and edited here for Piano by Hedwig McEwen and Kethleen Long.

The preludes are here grouped in three sets of six each. The first group comes from the Wilhelm Friedemann Bach Notebook, compiled by J.S. Bach for the instruction of his eldest son. However Nos. 3 & 6 may have been composed by the son, under the guidance of his father. The second group, which has been preserved in copies made by his pupils, was probably composed by Bach himself. The third group comes from the collection of Johann Peter Kellner - Nos. 1-4 were probably the work of Bach's pupils, but no.5 and no.6 were undoubtedly written by Bach.

Prelude in E minor is included as an alternative piece for ABRSM Piano Grade 5, 2017-2018

Selected for the ABRSM Harpsichord Grade 4.

ISBN: 9781854722256
Skill Level: Intermediate Explain this
No of pages: 36
Language: English
Catalogue No: D2255

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      Scores 8.4 out of 10 based on 7 reviews
      6 out of 10


      chichester GB A somewhat pathetic pianist!
      Choice of music is obviously subjective, but I personally found two numbers attractive to me and which I could re=arrange to my taste and ability
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      Confirmed purchase: 15 July 2015
      Published on: 01 August 2015
      10 out of 10


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      Confirmed purchase: 04 March 2014
      Published on: 24 June 2014
      8 out of 10


      Isle of Wight GB A piano teacher.
      A variety of difficulty levels so something for everyone.
      Full of ornaments! But that's Bach!
      Confirmed purchase: 07 January 2014
      Published on: 23 June 2014

      Musicroom Reviews

      Présentation soignée, peut-être un regret, pour mes très jeunes élèves, un sous-titrage leur parlerait plus.
      Anonymous - (saint paul sur yenne, France)
      This looks a great book for my level (Grade 5). I've only tried one of the pieces so far but am looking forward to tackling the others. Great service by Musicroom too - I ordered it late Tuesday, it was despatched Wednesday and I received it first thing Thursday - excellent!
      Anonymous - (Nottingham, United Kingdom)
      various graded bach so as a teacher this is spot on! Bought as grade 6 abrsm 2011-2012 extra piece is in this. It also has some lower grades, has abrsm grade 3 and 4 in there too Lovely hints and tips on ornamentation and clearly written music which is easy to read
      Anonymous - (Solihull, United Kingdom)

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