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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Goldberg & Variations Are Coming Sunday, May 28, 2017 @ 3 pm at Grace Lutheran Church, Hamilton

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If you have never heard J. S. Bach’s “Goldberg Variations” played on recorders, viola da gamba and harpsichords, you must come and hear us. We’ll entertain you with a harpsichord solo, duets, trios with 2 harpsichords and viola da gamba, and other interesting combinations with recorders, and dazzle you with an assortment of many of the “Goldberg Variations”. Of course we’ll not play all these one after the other. Just to add to the variation theme, you’ll hear a trio ...

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