15 Inventions, BWV 772-786 (Bach, Johann Sebastian)

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14 more: 2. Invention in C minor, BWV 773 • 3. Invention in D major, BWV 774 • 4. Invention in D minor, BWV 775 • 5. Invention in E♭ major, BWV 776 • 6. Invention in E major, BWV 777 • 7. Invention in E minor, BWV 778 • 8. Invention in F major, BWV 779 • 9. Invention in F minor, BWV 780 • 10. Invention in G major, BWV 781 • 11. Invention in G minor, BWV 782 • 12. Invention in A major, BWV 783 • 13. Invention in A minor, BWV 784 • 14. Invention in B♭ major, BWV 785 • 15. Invention in B minor, BWV 786

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Copyist H.G.M. Darnköhler
Publisher. Info. Inventions and Sinfonias (Inventions extracted)
Manuscript, n.d.(ca.1745-55).
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Misc. Notes Toulouse Municipal Library (F-TLm): Res. Mus. B 561
Introduction in German with Clavierbüchlein text, Johann Sebastian and Wilhelm Friedmann Bach autographs. Copyist's name on f.17 front Conforms to first manuscript in BWV. Dating: Musikforschunginstitut Berlin
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Copyist Peter Grönland (1761-1825)
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Editor Carl Czerny (1791-1857)
Publisher. Info. Compositions pour le Pianoforte, Livre 7 (pp.12-28)
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Editor Carl Ferdinand Becker (1804-1877)
Publisher. Info. Bach-Gesellschaft Ausgabe, Band 3
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Friedrich Conrad Griepenkerl (1742-1849)
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Editor Ferruccio Busoni (1866-1924)
Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, 1891/1914. Plate E.B. 3127.
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Editor Ferruccio Busoni (1866-1924)
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Publisher. Info. Boston: B.F. Wood, No.126, n.d.(1899-1900). Plate B.F.W. 1009-31.
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Misc. Notes Invention 8 missing and replaced by Bach-Gesellschaft edition.
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Publisher. Info. Milan: Ricordi, n.d. Plate E.R. 2266a.
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Editor Ebenezer Prout (1835-1909)
Publisher. Info. Boston: Oliver Ditson Co., No.231, 1907.
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Publisher. Info. Milan: Curci, 1946. Plate E. 4688 C.
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Publisher. Info. ND Music Edition, No.002, 2010.
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Misc. Notes URTEXT edition from the autograph manuscript. Typeset in LilyPond 2.12.3.
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5 more: 4. Invention in D minor, BWV 775 • 6. Invention in E major, BWV 777 • 8. Invention in F major, BWV 779 • 10. Invention in G major, BWV 781 • 13. Invention in A minor, BWV 784

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Publisher. Info. Montréal: Les Éditions Outremontaises, 2009
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Arrangements and Transcriptions

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For 2 Flutes (Schönicke)

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Arranger Wilhelm Schönicke (1850-1917)
Publisher. Info. Leipzig: J.H. Zimmermann, 1902. Plate Z. 3697.
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Arranger Jacques Larocque
Publisher. Info. Saint-Maurice, QC: Productions du Moliantegok, 1999. Moli 242001
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Arranger Ferdinand David (1810-1871)
Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, n.d.[1874]
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For 2 Violins (Konyus)

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Arranger Yuly Konyus (1869-1942)
Publisher. Info. Berlin: Buchhandlung-Musikverlag Rodina, 1922. Plate M.E. 962
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Arranger Alfred Kastner (1870-1948)
Publisher. Info. Berlin: Carl Simon, 1913. Plate C.S. 3391.
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General Information

Work Title 15 Inventions
Alternative. Title
Composer Bach, Johann Sebastian
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. BWV 772-786 ; BC L27–41
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IJB 330
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 15 pieces
  1. Invention in C major, BWV 772
  2. Invention in C minor, BWV 773
  3. Invention in D major, BWV 774
  4. Invention in D minor, BWV 775
  5. Invention in E-flat major, BWV 776
  6. Invention in E major, BWV 777
  7. Invention in E minor, BWV 778
  8. Invention in F major, BWV 779
  9. Invention in F minor, BWV 780
  10. Invention in G major, BWV 781
  11. Invention in G minor, BWV 782
  12. Invention in A major, BWV 783
  13. Invention in A minor, BWV 784
  14. Invention in B-flat major, BWV 785
  15. Invention in B minor, BWV 786
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1720–23 in Inventions and Sinfonias
First Publication. 1801 (ed. J.N. Forkel)
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation keyboard
Related Works 15 Sinfonias, BWV 787-801
External Links Wikipedia article (Inventions and Sinfonias)

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List of Intermediate Piano Repertoire