Jan 25, 2017
BWV 988 Goldberg Variations 19 by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
|The Goldberg Variations, BWV 988, is a work written for harpsichord by Johann Sebastian Bach, consisting of an aria and a set of 30 variations. First published in 1741, the work is considered to be one of the most important examples of variation form. The Variations are named after Johann Gottlieb Goldberg, who may have been the first performer.|
Baroque Era. Duet Guitar (Zip file). Drop D tuning. 2/2 time signature. Key of G major. 3 pages 31 bars.
This is a dance-like three-part variation in 3/8 time. The same sixteenth note figuration is continuously employed and variously exchanged between each of the three voices. This variation incorporates the rhythmic model of variation 13 (complementary exchange of quarter and sixteenth notes) with variations 1 and 2 (syncopations).