Partita No 4 for Harpsichord
The work is
predicated on a classic, five octave instrument, F to f. Scales
beginning in the diatonic minor open the work This movement is a simple ABA'
structure with some contrasting material.
ornamented solo line is accompanied by a Viennese waltz-like rhythm yet
notated in 6/8.
Among the gestures
of the work, the notion of seconds combining with minor scales combine for
light dissonance alongside clear tonality.
Again scales form
this movement as in the previous, now beginning in the relative major,
rising gestures, then moving to the relative minor in a light-hearted
Scale-wise motion combining into clusters is the subject for this next
section, an element to combine later in the work with others.
Returning to a contrapuntal texture, the next little fughetta is flavored
with notated turns for both voices.
A final jig fugue ends the work, bringing together textures and elements as
a summation of the work.
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No 4 for Harpsichord