Bach Prelude and Fugue in C Major, Well-Tempered Clavier Book I (Score)
Introduce the music of J. S. Bach to your students in a new, captivating way.
The visual appeal of this music alone will astound you. Every musical element - notes, accidentals, clefs, ledger lines - is printed from its own layer, creating a score that leaps off the page with amazing readability. The colors are vibrantly printed on a rich, dark background, reminding us that sound comes from silence, as light and colors come from darkness.
This booklet contains a reproduction of Bach's own title page for the Well-Tempered Clavier, and an introduction that describes the historical importance of the music.
Colors in the Prelude are chosen based on rules of color theory, and on the designer's experience of playing Bach in historical tunings. In these systems, C Major is tuned with purer major thirds that C# - so C is calming (blue), while C# is bright (orange). The Prelude shows emotional patterns of tension and resolution - making playing and watching the music its own experience.
The Fugue is colored to show each voice clearly - one color each for the soprano, alto, tenor, and bass.
This booklet is a resource for literally hundreds of hours of work that would benefit the student with a "desire to learn". With studies in intervals and chord relationships in the Prelude, coupled with reading and singing exercises in the Fugue, this score may very well become the centerpiece of you and your students' libraries.