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Bach, Ricercar a 6 (from The Musical Offering)

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Published on Mar 24, 2012

Six-voice ricercar from J. S. Bach's Musical Offering, BWV 1079
FAQ

Q: What do the shapes signify?
A: The ovals (eggs, ellipses) are the theme; the rhombi (diamonds) are everything else.

Q: What is a ricercar?
A: See:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ricercar

Q: Is this the most significant piano work of the last millennium?
A: At least one person thinks so:
http://tinyurl.com/RosenOnBachsSixVoi...

Q: What instrument is that?
A: It's two instruments, actually: a harpsichord and an organ. The harpsichord is Atema's "Pristine Harpsichord" (with all stops on); the organ is two Ahlborn-Galanti Archiv modules, using the following stops (in order from the top voice):
Prinzipal 8'
Cor Anglais 8'
Quintade 8'
Flauto Mirabilis 8'
Prinzipal 8' + Gedackt 8'
Ophicleide 16' (up an octave so that it's at pitch)

Q: Where can I get the sheet music for this?
A: Here is Bach's autograph ...
http://www.musanim.com/pdf/bwv1079m2_...
... and here is a modern version ...
http://www.musanim.com/pdf/bwv1079m2.pdf

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