Minuet in C minor (Anh 121) by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Johann Sebastian Bach was a German composer, organist, harpsichordist, violist, and violinist whose sacred and secular works for choir, orchestra, and solo instruments drew together the strands of the Baroque period and brought it to its ultimate maturity.
Anh 121 is originally written for the piano and is taken from the Notebook for Anna Magdalena Bach. This minuet contains both the charm and the emotional depth characteristic of J.S.Bach. The Notebook for Anna Magdalena is a collection of work Johann Sebastian Bach given to his second wife Anna Magdalena. This notebook is a compilation of music by both Bach and other composers of the era. This notebook provides a nearly unparalleled glimpse into the domestic music of the 18th century and the musical tastes of the Bach family.
Play AABB. 3/4 Time Signature. 23 bars. Part A has a fast 6 note trill. On the left hand, use 213121 (index,middle,ring) to deliver a 6 note trill (hammering and pulling off on the same note). Part B has 2 triplets. The first one-hardest part of anh121 for me- jumps around. Take note of left fingering to minimize movement between chords. The final section of Part B has a series of sparse 2 notes harmony. Suspend the notes to fill the gaps. Part A has a trill which mimic the piano. If you find the 6 note 3 finger trill too hard, you can eliminate one finger and use 2 fingers 212121-middle and index to deliver the 6 notes rapidly. When you are comfortable with that go back to using 3 fingers.