J.S. Bach Invention No. 13 in A minor: A Continuing Journey

Students who embark upon learning the beautifully woven Invention 13, have new awakenings about the Subject and its thread of sequences and development through three pages. And as they explore two independent, though complementary voices in counterpoint, they discover that the Subject and what pieces of it are borrowed as the music plays out, have a pivotal bearing on how they communicate the essence of the composer’s work.

In the video attached, an adult student and I probe various dimensions of the Subject and devise an inter-weaving choreography that best realizes its character and unfolding (through sequences, inversions, modulations, etc.)

J.S. Bach Invention 13 in A minor

J.S. Bach Invention 13 in A minor p. 2

Work on the last phrase to final cadence:

Bach A minor Invention p. 3 last two lines

Play through in tempo:

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