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J S Bach's set of 15 two-part Inventions appeared in the Clavier-B├╝chlein for Wilhelm Friedrich Bach of 1723. Originally titled praeambulum (Prelude), Bach later substituted the more appropriate inventio (Invention), meaning an original product of the imagination. The fifteen follow an ascending key scheme (C, c, D, d, Eb, E, e, F, f, G, g, A, a, Bb, b) and make great use of invertible counterpoint. In this sense, the two voices are completely independent and equal. Many of the set also employ imitative writing so that, for example, in the famous F major invention, the lower part begins by echoing the upper part at a bar's distance. Comments from Playlist created by

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