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J.S. Bach’s ethereal Prelude in F minor, BWV 881 (contour and voices)

A kindred musician friend and Baroque scholar residing on the East Coast tipped me off that my “first love” reading of Bach’s Prelude in F minor a few months back, was just the very top layer of a more in depth relationship to come.

And as time bore out, she was right because my earliest infatuation eluded recognition of voices that now have the dignity they deserve. (Gentle words of advice. Give a piece time to ripen)

Ironically, a perfect opportunity arose to delve more deeply into the music in the company of a Prelude smitten piano student. Awakenings ensued that enriched our understanding of a gorgeous masterpiece from the composer’s Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2.

Bach f minor p 1 my markings

Bach f minor p 2 my markings

Bach f minor p 3 my markings

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