Fantasia in C Minor (BWV 919) for Violin & Viola

Uploaded on Jun 1, 2017

Johann Sebastian Bach was better known as a virtuoso organist than as a composer in his day. His sacred music, organ and choral works, and other instrumental music had an enthusiasm and seeming freedom that concealed immense rigor. Bach's use of counterpoint was brilliant and innovative, and the immense complexities of his compositional style -- which often included religious and numerological symbols that seem to fit perfectly together in a profound puzzle of special codes -- still amaze musicians today. Many consider him the greatest composer of all time

This miniscule piece, which can be played in less than two minutes even at a cautious tempo, is ascribed to "Bernhardt Bach." That could mean any of three of J.S. Bach's relatives, including his third, short-lived son Johann Gottfried Bernhard Bach. This Fantasia could count as a two-part invention, with the right-hand theme tiptoeing over a restless bass part that ranges fairly widely, the two lines soon trading question-and-answer phrases and sometimes switching hands before reverting to their original subject-accompaniment roles at the very end.

Source: AllMusic (http://www.allmusic.com/composition/fantasia-for-keyboard-in-c-minor-by-johann-bernhard-bach-not-jsb-bwv-919-mc0002358699).

Although originally written for Harpsichord. I created this Arrangement of the Fantasia in C Minor (BWV 919) Transcribed to G Minor for Violin & Viola.


Pages 2
Duration 01:23
Measures 25
Key signature 2 flats
Parts 2
Part names Violin, Viola
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