Partita No 5 for Harpsichord
The work is
predicated on a classic, five octave instrument, F to f. A
contrapuntal interplay follows a first gesture, a succession as the harmonic
minor moves to the natural minor in three bars.
A small set of
lyrical variations follows in the relative major, the ground bass becoming
more ornate along with the upper voice.
A short snippet to
preview the last comes at measure 158, and then another ornamented set of
variations sings its moment in the larger work.
A last contrapuntal
movement comes, a theme with invertible counterpoint moving through various
harmonic domains, and cadencing after references back to the partita's other
pages, circa 10' 45" - an MP3 demo is here:
The score is available as a free PDF download, though any major
commercial performance or recording of the work is prohibited without prior
arrangement with the composer. Click on the graphic below for this score.
No 5 for Harpsichord