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SM294 Prelude from Lute Suite BWV 1006a

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Prelude from Lute Suite BWV 1006a
JS Bach edited for lever harp by Anne-Marie O'Farrell

Performance Notes: Levering directions in the score are notated by diamond-shaped note heads preceded by the appropriate accidental. Chords may be rolled in keeping with performance practice of baroque music. Dynamics are omitted as in Bach's original these are left to the performer. Directions such as près de la table are editorial and suggest a change of timbre to highlight the phrase structure. Although the original key is E major, the key ofE flat is used here to exploit the maximum resonances possible on the lever harp. However, as a result, some D flats and one G flat are required in the tuning of the harp.

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Title Prelude from Lute Suite BWV 1006a
Composer: JS Bach
Transcribed: Anne-Marie O'Farrell
Instrumentation: Irish Harp / Lever Harp
Performance time: Approx. 5' 08"
Level: Intermediate
Printed Parts: A4 wire bound score
Pages of music: 8
Weight: 85g
Our Ref: SM0294
Publisher: Anne-Marie O'Farrell
Edition/Year: 2011
Origin: Ireland