Invention No.3

Johann Sebastian Bach

Invention No.3 in D major

BWV774 • “2-Part Inventions: Invention No.3”

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Bach's third exercise for his son Wilhelm Friedemann eases into the not terribly challenging key (only two sharps) of D major, but away from the strict counterpoint of the C minor invention. Here, the two voices are complementary but generally not canonic, except for an explicitly imitative middle section. Otherwise, t... read more