Variation 7

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These are program notes from our May 28, 2017 concert.

Bach’s Goldberg variation number 7

This collection of pieces begins with an Aria which is the Theme and from it Bach makes 30 different variations.  Often in this type of work the melody of the theme is what is varied. Bach however chooses to build his variations on a G major descending scale pattern like this: G, F#, E, D, B, C, D, G. Above each of these notes he builds a ...

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