Capriccio in B-flat major, BWV 992 (Bach, Johann Sebastian)

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 Complete performance
#350930 - 17.71MB - 9:40 -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - - !N/!N/!N - 72x

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Lekro (2014/11/6)

Performer Pages:

Sylvia Kind (harpsichord)

Publisher Info.:

Pandora Records/Al Goldstein Archive

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Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 [tag/del]

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Source and alternative formats:
From an album featuring a Revival harpsichord on Pandora Records. Ogg Vorbis files can be found here.

Instrument:
(Directly from readme page found in Source section)
The harpsichord, the dominant keyboard instrument for over 200 years, became virtually extinct in the 1800's, its role being assumed by the piano. In 1912 the French piano maker Pleyel constructed a harpsichord for Wanda Landowska. Wanda Landowska single handedly made a "revival" of the harpsichord using Pleyel's instrument.

Acoustically the instrument was similar to a piano. The soundboard and bridge was much heavier than any of classical harpsichords and consequently, to get more volume from the instrument, the strings were longer and heavier. This increased the tension imposed on the frame, which was reinforced with iron. The plectra were leather, rather than quill. This attenuated the sound output further. The resulting amplitude of sound is much less than classical harpsichords, For example the Flemish harpsichord presented on this site is a loud harpsichord. Most classical harpsichords are however also too quiet for large filled halls and noise-damaged ears. On the other hand the heavier construction of the "Revival" lengthened the sustain, since less sound energy was absorbed from the string by the vibrating soundboard. This resulted in a more organ-like sound. The weakness of sound is of no consequence to its recorded sound, which can be made thunderous by advancing the volume control. Thus for concert use these instruments should have electronic assistance. Under such circumstances they present a very interesting instrument and a legitimate practical member of the harpsichord family. They should not be "dusted off" because the French classical harpsichord is now in fashion.

The Neupert harpsichord is a member of the "Revival" family started by Pleyel. The one used was built in the "thirties." It has 4 sets of strings disposed as 16x8x8x4.

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For Recorders (Papalin)

 1. Arioso: Adagio
#324339 - 5.11MB - 2:14 -  10.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1) - - !N/!N/!N - 457x

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Papalin (2014/5/8)

 2. (Andante)
#324340 - 3.21MB - 1:24 -  2.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1) - - !N/!N/!N - 164x

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Papalin (2014/5/8)

 3. Adagiosissimo
#324341 - 6.30MB - 2:45 -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - - !N/!N/!N - 195x

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Papalin (2014/5/8)

 4. (Andante con moto)
#324342 - 1.41MB - 0:37 -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - - !N/!N/!N - 96x

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Papalin (2014/5/8)

 5. Aria di Postiglione: Allegro poco
#324343 - 4.08MB - 1:47 -  2.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1) - - !N/!N/!N - 131x

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Papalin (2014/5/8)

 6. Fuga all'imitazione della cornetta di postiglione
#324344 - 6.56MB - 2:52 -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - - !N/!N/!N - 159x

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Papalin (2014/5/8)

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Papalin (Recorder Ensemble)

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Papalin

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Sheet Music

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 Complete Score
#03319 - 0.31MB, 7 pp. -  6.4/10 2 4 6 8 10 (20- V/V/V - 13827x

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Peter (2007/1/18)

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Editor:

Ernst Naumann (1832–1910)

Publisher Info.:

Bach-Gesellschaft Ausgabe, Band 36
Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, 1890. Plate B.W. XXXVI.

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Public Domain [tag/del]

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Arrangements and Transcriptions

Complete

For Piano solo (Busoni)

 Complete Score
#36453 - 1.43MB, 11 pp. -  7.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (2- V/V/V - 3335x

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Ottaviano (2009/8/5)

PMLP81281-Bach-Busoni BVB34 Capriccio on the Departure of His Beloved Brother BWV992 BH L pn27655.pdf
Arranger:

Ferruccio Busoni (1866–1924)

Publisher Info.:

Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, 1915. Plate 27655
Reissue: n.d.

Copyright:

Public Domain [tag/del]

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From www.waltercosand.com

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Fugue in Imitation of the Postillion's Horn

For 4 Recorders (Tennent)

 Compete Score (SATB recorders)
#116948 - 0.07MB, 4 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0- !N/!N/!N - 866x

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R. D. Tennent (2011/9/1)

 Soprano recorder
#116949 - 0.04MB, 1 pp. -  10.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1- !N/!N/!N - 249x

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R. D. Tennent (2011/9/1)

 Alto recorder
#116950 - 0.03MB, 1 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0- !N/!N/!N - 202x

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R. D. Tennent (2011/9/1)

 Tenor recorder
#116951 - 0.03MB, 1 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0- !N/!N/!N - 182x

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R. D. Tennent (2011/9/1)

 Bass recorder
#116952 - 0.03MB, 1 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0- !N/!N/!N - 171x

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R. D. Tennent (2011/9/1)

WIMA.86ea-capric.pdf
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R.D. Tennent

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R. D. Tennent

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These file(s) are part of the Werner Icking Music Collection, and are also included in the Mondrup Recorder Collection.

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Arioso (Adagio)

For Piano Right Hand (Tanaka)

 Complete Score
#297697 - 0.07MB, 2 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0- !N/!N/!N - 296x

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arranger (2013/9/30)

PMLP178800-Arioso(Adagio) from BWV992 for right hand only.mus.pdf
Arranger:

Hiroyuki Tanaka

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Hiroyuki Tanaka

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General Information

Work Title Capriccio sopra la lontananza del suo fratello dilettissimo
Alternative Title Capriccio on the Departure of the Beloved Brother
Composer Bach, Johann Sebastian
Opus/Catalogue Number BWV 992
Key B major
Movements/Sections 6 sections
  1. Arioso: Adagio. Ist eine Schmeichelung der Freunde,
    um denselben von seiner Reise abzuhalten
  2. (Andante). Ist eine Vorstellung unterschiedlicher Casuum,
    die ihm in der Fremde könnten vorfallen
  3. Adagiosissimo: Ist ein allgemeines Lamento der Freunde Start
  4. (Andante con moto) All hier kommen die Freunde
    (weil sie doch sehen, dass es anders nicht sein kann) und nehmen Abschied
  5. Aria di Postiglione: Allegro poco
  6. Fuga all'imitazione della cornetta di postiglione
Year/Date of Composition 1704?
First Performance 1704
First Publication 1839
Dedication Johann Jacob Bach (1682–1722)
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation Clavier
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