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Contrapuntal Piano-Playing

Contrapuntal Piano-Playing

Playing with two independent voices


  • Volume number: Band 1
  • Instrumentation: piano
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Part 1: The interpretation of contrapuntal music makes particular demands on the pianist. Surprisingly there are very few collections which deal systematically with this important theme. In these two books Fritz Emonts has written a kind of 'Method of Contrapuntal Piano Playing' which may accompany piano tuition over a period of several years. Book 1 begins with easier pieces from the repertoire (ostinato forms, canons, pieces with walking bass) and takes us through easy dance movements up to the Inventions by J. S. Bach. Book 2 offers a selection of repertoire on a rather higher level, from Baroque to Romantic. The pieces are grouped systematically, to distinguish three ways in which parts are distributed.
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Part 1: Pieces with ostination: F. Emonts: Three dances
F. Emonts: Two modern dances
C. Orff: Chaconne
Two-part canons: F. Emonts: Two-part canons
P. Hindemith: Kanon
Pieces with canonic part-writing: J. Pachelbel: Fuga
G.F. Händel: Fuge
W.Fr. Bach: Bourrée
J.S. Bach: Menuet A minor
Pieces with „Walking bass“: C.Ph.E. Bach: Menuetto
J.S. Bach: Menuett B major
J.C.F. Fischer: Gavotte
J.S. Bach: Gib dich zufrieden
J.S. Bach: Polonaise
Exercises for acquiring
Two preparatory exercises for Bach’s Invention in C major
5 Inventions by J.S. Bach: No. 1 C major
No. 4 D minor
No. 8 F major
No. 10 G major
No. 13 A minor
Part 2: Selected pieces: a. Right hand plays two parts and left hand one: J. N. Hummel: Air Russe
J. Kuhnau: Sarabande
G.F. Händel: Fughette
J. G. Walther: Choral 'Mach's mit mir Gott, nach deiner Güth'
J.C.F. Bach: Trio
J. Pachelbel: Werde munter, mein Gemüte
G.F. Händel: Two Variations on an aria
J.S. Bach: Präludium
b. Right hand plays one part and left hand two: J. Duiphly: Rondeau
J. Pachelbel: Variationen über “Werde munter, mein Gemüte”
J.S. Bach: Anglaise
J.S. Bach: Sarabande
J.S. Bach: Choral “Wer nur den lieben Gott läßt walten”
c. Middle part shared by both hands: G.F. Händel: Gigue
F.W. Zachow: Choralpräludium “Vom Himmel hoch”
J.S. Bach: Sinfonia
W.A. Mozart: Courante
G.F. Händel: Sarabande
R. Schumann: Tune in canon
Exercices
Silent change of finger
Two voices in one hand
Exercises for the inaudible transfer of a melody from one hand to the other

Difficulty: easy to intermediate
Publisher: SCHOTT MUSIC GmbH & Co KG, Mainz (001)
Series: Europäische Klavierschule
page number: 80
Part 1: The interpretation of contrapuntal music makes particular demands on the pianist. Surprisingly there are very few collections which deal systematically with this important theme. In these two books Fritz Emonts has written a kind of 'Method of Contrapuntal Piano Playing' which may accompany piano tuition over a period of several years. Book 1 begins with easier pieces from the repertoire (ostinato forms, canons, pieces with walking bass) and takes us through easy dance movements up to the Inventions by J. S. Bach. Book 2 offers a selection of repertoire on a rather higher level, from Baroque to Romantic. The pieces are grouped systematically, to distinguish three ways in which parts are distributed.
Content text:

Part 1: Pieces with ostination: F. Emonts: Three dances
F. Emonts: Two modern dances
C. Orff: Chaconne
Two-part canons: F. Emonts: Two-part canons
P. Hindemith: Kanon
Pieces with canonic part-writing: J. Pachelbel: Fuga
G.F. Händel: Fuge
W.Fr. Bach: Bourrée
J.S. Bach: Menuet A minor
Pieces with „Walking bass“: C.Ph.E. Bach: Menuetto
J.S. Bach: Menuett B major
J.C.F. Fischer: Gavotte
J.S. Bach: Gib dich zufrieden
J.S. Bach: Polonaise
Exercises for acquiring
Two preparatory exercises for Bach’s Invention in C major
5 Inventions by J.S. Bach: No. 1 C major
No. 4 D minor
No. 8 F major
No. 10 G major
No. 13 A minor
Part 2: Selected pieces: a. Right hand plays two parts and left hand one: J. N. Hummel: Air Russe
J. Kuhnau: Sarabande
G.F. Händel: Fughette
J. G. Walther: Choral 'Mach's mit mir Gott, nach deiner Güth'
J.C.F. Bach: Trio
J. Pachelbel: Werde munter, mein Gemüte
G.F. Händel: Two Variations on an aria
J.S. Bach: Präludium
b. Right hand plays one part and left hand two: J. Duiphly: Rondeau
J. Pachelbel: Variationen über “Werde munter, mein Gemüte”
J.S. Bach: Anglaise
J.S. Bach: Sarabande
J.S. Bach: Choral “Wer nur den lieben Gott läßt walten”
c. Middle part shared by both hands: G.F. Händel: Gigue
F.W. Zachow: Choralpräludium “Vom Himmel hoch”
J.S. Bach: Sinfonia
W.A. Mozart: Courante
G.F. Händel: Sarabande
R. Schumann: Tune in canon
Exercices
Silent change of finger
Two voices in one hand
Exercises for the inaudible transfer of a melody from one hand to the other

Difficulty: easy to intermediate
Publisher: SCHOTT MUSIC GmbH & Co KG, Mainz (001)
Series: Europäische Klavierschule
page number: 80
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