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Precepts and Principles for Playing the Thorough Bass or Accompanying in Four Parts

Precepts and Principles for Playing the Thorough Bass or Accompanying in Four Parts( )
Commentaries by: Poulin, Pamela L.
Translator: Poulin, Pamela L.
Preface by: Wolff, Christoph
Series title:Early Music Ser.
ISBN:978-0-19-816225-4
Publication Date:Feb 1995
Publisher:Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:AUD $140.00
Book Description:

Believed to have been dictated by J.S. Bach to one of his students at the Leipzig Thomas-Schule, the Precepts and Principles for Playing the Thorough Bass or Accompanying in Four Parts is the most important teaching document of Bach's to have survived, providing insights into his teaching ofharmony and fugue, and perhaps on his compositional process as well. Heinrich Schenker made use of Precepts (which he called Bach's Generalbassbuchlein) in the formulation of his analytical...
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Book Details
Pages:140
Detailed Subjects: Music / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):19.685 x 25.4 x 1.669 cm
Book Weight:0.58 Kilograms
Author Biography
(Commentaries by)
He is a William Powell Mason Professor of Music at Harvard University, is coauthor of the Bach Compendium.

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