Invention No.6

Johann Sebastian Bach

Invention No.6 in E major

BWV777 • “2-Part Inventions: Invention No.6”

About this work...

This is an exercise in contrary motion, one hand picking its way up the scale while the other descends, off the beat. The theme then essentially repeats the same pattern, but now mostly in triplets, providing a bit of contrast. Bach recycles these two segments several times, always starting from a different point on th... read more