JSBach Inventions and Sinfonias Author:Willard A. Palmer, Editor The purpose of this book is to present an authentic and accurate text, based on J.S. Bach's final autography of 1723. — In this era of reawakening to the traditions of performance of early music, a new edition is imperative. Conscientious teachers have been using editions prepared in the Romantic period, when almmost all ornaments were incorrect... more »ly performed.....and when taking liberties with the notes of the original text was considered the editor's preogative.
In this edition, the original text appears clearly in heavy print. Differences..are indicated in footnotes and auxiliary staffs.
Editorial suggestions regarding fingering, phrasing, dynamics and the realization of ornaments appear in lighter print, to distinguish them from the original texts.
The foreward of this book contains a thorough discussion of Baroque ornamentation, based on J.S. Bach's own table of ornaments, and also on C.P.E. Bach's "Essay on the True Art of Playing Keyboard Instruments."« less