Artist: Johann Sebastian Bach, Title: BWV 846 Prelude No 1 in C

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Johann Sebastian Bach - BWV 846 Prelude No 1 in C

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From: cso@cth.u-psud.fr (Equipe CSO)

Prelude No 1 in C major - BWV 846/1 - Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
(from Book 1 of the The Well Tempered Clavier)

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amended by Weed 23rd December 2001 - weed@wussu.com
various changes including -
old bar 23 (from Schwenckes MS of 1783) removed
old bar 35 split into new bars 34 and 35
thanx to Jim Molloy for help & advice - James.Molloy@amermsx.med.ge.com
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further amended by Weed 3rd October 2005 - weed@wussu.com
measure 23 fingering further revised
thanks to Peter Kosenko -- kosenko@netwood.net
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see below the tab for the extra measure which composer Christian
Frederich Gottlieb Schwencke inserted between measures 22 and 23
thanks to Toby Floyer 10th May 2008 - toby_floyer@yahoo.co.uk
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Retabulated by correction of Jurgens post.

Looking at the original piano score I noticed some disparities between it
and Jurgens tabulation.  I have therefore attempted to correct it.
Also the low E must be tuned down to D.

There may well be alternative positions that can be used so please dont
take what Ive written as law!!!  Experiment... Have fun.  

- David Atkinson (email: kaum0@central.susx.ac.uk).

It is Jurgens from here on:

"Prelude #1 was originally written as an exercise for Bachs students and
is probably one of the most famous preludes from "The Well-Tempered
Clavier". Every classically-trained pianist knows it but it is
also a beautiful piece for guitar. It consists of a series of arpeggios
and it should be played as smoothly as possible. Every measure must be
played twice except for the last three.
I jotted down this transcription a few years ago. I think it was in a
guitar-magazine in 1986 or 1987 or so and I didnt write down the names
of the transcriber and the magazine so I hope I dont violate copyright-
laws with this posting. Well here it comes:"


                             +--------------+
                             |  PRELUDE  #1 |
                             |  (J.S. Bach) |
                             +--------------+

*** ALL MEASURES ARE REPEATED (PLAYED TWICE) EXCEPT FOR MEASURES 33-35 ***

Allegro

 1   C                 Dm/C              G7/B              C
 E |---------0-----0-|---------1-----1-|---------1-----1-|---------0-----0-|
 B |-------1-----1---|-------3-----3---|-------3-----3---|-------1-----1---|
 G |-----0-----0-----|-----2-----2-----|-----0-----0-----|-----0-----0-----|
 D |---2-------------|---0-------------|---0-------------|---2-------------|
 A |-3---------------|-3---------------|-2---------------|-3---------------|
 D |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

       II&V........
 5   Am/C              D/C               G/B               C/B
 E |---------5-----5-|-----------------|---------3-----3-|-----------------|
 B |-------5-----5---|---------3-----3-|-------3-----3---|---------1-----1-|
 G |-----2-----2-----|-------2-----2---|-----0-----0-----|-------0-----0---|
 D |---2-------------|---0h4-----4-----|---0-------------|-----2-----2-----|
 A |-3---------------|-3---------------|-2---------------|-2h3-------------|
 D |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

                                                          V................
 9  Am7               D7                G                 Gdim7
 E |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
 B |---------1-----1-|-----------------|---------0-----0-|-----------------|
 G |-------0-----0---|---------5-----5-|-------0-----0---|---------6-----6-|
 D |-----2-----2-----|-----0-4-----4---|-----0-----0-----|-------5-----5---|
 A |-0h3-------------|---0-------5-----|---2-------------|-----7-----7-----|
 D |-----------------|-0---------------|-5---------------|-5h8-------------|

                      III.............. II.&..V.........  I...............
13  Dm/F              Fdim7             C/E               F/E
 E |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|---------1-----1-|
 B |---------3-----3-|-----------------|-----------------|-------1-----1---|
 G |-------2-----2---|---------4-----4-|---------5-----5-|-----2-----2-----|
 D |-----0-----0-----|-------3-----3---|-------5-----5---|-2h3-------------|
 A |---0-------------|-----5-----5-----|-----3-----3-----|-----------------|
 D |-3---------------|-3h6-------------|-2h5-------------|-----------------|

    I................
17  Dm7               G7                C                 C7
 E |---------1-----1-|---------1-----1-|---------0-----0-|---------0-----0-| 
 B |-------1-----1---|-------0-----0---|-------1-----1---|-------1-----1---|
 G |-----2-----2-----|-----0-----0-----|-----0-----0-----|---0h3-----3-----|
 D |-0-3-------------|---0-------------|---2-------------|-----------------|
 A |-----------------|-----------------|-3---------------|-3---------------|
 D |-----------------|-5---------------|-----------------|-----------------|
 
                      [see below for alternative fingering]
                      III..................................................
21  Fmaj7             F#dim7            Dm7b5/13          G7
 E |---------0-----0-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
 B |-------1-----1---|---------4-----4-|---------3-----3-|---------3-----3-|
 G |-----2-----2-----|-------5-----5---|-----4-5---4-5---|-------4-----4---|
 D |---3-------------|-----7-----7-----|---3-------------|---3h5-----5-----|
 A |-----------------|---3-------------|-----------------|-----------------|
 D |-3---------------|-4---------------|-6---------------|-5---------------|
                       2 1 4 3 1 4 3 1   4 1 2 3 1 2 3 1
                                         p i m i a m i a

     V.................................                    V...............
25   C/G               G7sus             G7                F#dim7/G
 E |-----------------|-----------------|---------1-----1-|-----------------|
 B |---------5-----5-|---------6-----6-|-------0-----0---|---------7-----7-|
 G |-------5-----5---|-------5-----5---|-----0-----0-----|-------5-----5---|
 D |-----5-----5-----|-----5-----5-----|---0-------------|-----7-----7-----|
 A |---7-------------|---5-------------|-----------------|---6-------------|
 D |-5---------------|-5---------------|-5---------------|-5---------------|

    V..................................                   III..............
29  C/G               G7sus             G7                C7
 E |-----------------|-----------------|---------1-----1-|-----------------|
 B |---------8-----8-|---------6-----6-|-------0-----0---|---------5-----5-|
 G |-------5-----5---|-------5-----5---|-----0-----0-----|-------3-----3---|
 D |-----5-----5-----|-----5-----5-----|---0-------------|-----5-----5-----|
 A |---7-------------|---5-------------|-----------------|-3-3-------------|
 D |-5---------------|-5---------------|-5---------------|-----------------|
     
            I...........                III.......................
33  F/C               Dm7               G7/B
 E |-----------1-----------------------|-----------1-----------------------|
 B |---------1---1----1----------------|-------0-3---3-0-3-0---0-----------|
 G |-------2-------2----2---2----------|-----0---------------0-------------|
 D |-----3----------------3---3-0-3-0--|-------------------------0-3-2-0---|
 A |-3-3-------------------------------|-3-2-------------------------------|
 D |-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|

35
    C
 E |------------------||
 B |-1----------------||
 G |-0----------------||
 D |-2----------------||
 A |-3----------------||
 D |------------------||


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the original tab had the following fingering for measures 22 and 23 -

 E |-----------------|-----------------|
 B |-------1-4---1-4-|-----0-----0-----|
 G |-----2-----2-----|-------5-7---5-7-|
 D |-----------------|-----------------|
 A |---3-------------|---8-------------|
 D |-4---------------|-6---------------|

the corrected tab had -

 E |-----------------|-----------------|
 B |---------4-----4-|-----------------|
 G |-------5-----5---|---------7-----7-|
 D |-----7-----7-----|-----9-10--9-10--|
 A |---3-------------|---8-------------|
 D |-4---------------|-6---------------|
     2 1 4 3 1 4 3 1   1 3 4 4 2 4 4 2

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the extra measure inserted between measures 22 and 23 by Schwencke is -

    III..............
     Cm7
 E |-----------------|
 B |---------4-----4-|
 G |-----4-5---4-5---|
 D |-----------------|
 A |---6-------------|
 D |-5---------------|
     3 4 1 2 1 1 2 1

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