Table of J.S. Bach's Ornaments - edited by Franklin Taylor
Uploaded on May 17, 2015
Taken from French suites - 6 Petites Suites - edited by Franklin Taylor Augener's edition No. 8021 published 1914 BWV 812-817. As seen in this scan of it https://html2-f.scribdassets.com/2sar8u7zeo4wxtk/images/1-13308ab772.jpg
The ornaments are labelled by letters. Originally the letters were used in the music of the edition to link to this table.
Franklin Taylor's Preface to the edition is as follows
"Comparison of the many existing editions of Bach's works reveals a very considerable amount of divergence, both as to the notation, and especially in regard to the numerous ornaments. In these circumstances the only possible course is to endeavour to choose those forms which appear to be most in agreement with the Composer's usual methods, and which carry some measure of authority. For the result the Editor must be responsible.
"As regards the matter of performance, the aims of this edition are, in the first place, accuracy of notes, and secondly, increase facility of reading, and consequently of execution, achieved by means of a carefully considered scheme of fingering, in which, with very rare exceptions, all notes belonging to the right hand are written on the upper stave, those for the left hand being confined to the lower one.
"The original signs for the ornaments have been retained, and no attempt is made to translate them into modern forms. Reference to the Table of Ornaments at the beginning of the book will show the manner of their proper execution in each case."
2016-05-05 Applied various formatting tweaks in Musescore 2.0.3
2016-09-11 added a double barline that had been overlooked.
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