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Category 2: The Treasury of Baroque Composers - No Age Limit

There are five levels in this category
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Contestants may choose to enter one or more levels, but only once in each level.
For this category, the stated music editions will be used as the "official music" for all judges throughout the competitions. If a contestant is using a different edition, he/she must check carefully to make sure the music is not critically different from the official edition.

For this category, music must be performed from memory
. NO REPEATS are allowed, unless instructed clearly.

For all Baroque music: The judges will be instructed to accept all “commonly known” baroque performance practices which include ornaments, phrasings, dynamics, and articulations, not marked as such, but used by Bach, Scarlatti, Handel, and other Baroque composers and artists as appropriate styles for the period.


ELEMENTARY LEVEL:
6 Pre-selected pieces - No Repeats
Book: Easy Classics to Moderns Vol.17, Agay, Music Sales #AM41484, HL.14009841

1. Purcell: Minuet in A Minor [page 4: 20 bars]
2. Purcell: Air in D Minor [page 5: 16 bars]
3. Purcell: Trumpet Tune in D Major [page 6: 16 bars]
4. Telemann: Minuet in G Major [page 9: 24 bars]
5. CPE Bach: Little Scherzo in G Major [page 28: 20 bars]
6. Couperin: Le Petit Rien in D Major [page 36: 40 bars]

JUNIOR LEVEL:
6 Pre-selected pieces - No Repeats
Book: An Anthology of Piano Music Vol.1, The Baroque Period - Denes Agay, Music Sales #YK20212, HL.14001214

1. Froberger: Canzon in G Major [page 35: 16 bars]
2. Froberger: Gigue from Suite in B Minor [page 37: 30 bars]
3. Kindermann: Ballet in E Minor [page 39: 16 bars]
4. Blow: Courante in C Major [page 45: 33 bars]
5. Pachelbel: Fugue in C Major [page 59: 14 bars]
6. Fischer: Passepied in A Minor [page 64: 32 bars]


INTERMEDIATE LEVEL:
6 Pre-selected from BACH French Suites - No Repeats
Book: Bach French Suites, BWV 812-817, Urtext, G. Henle # HN71, ISMN M-2018-0071-4

1. J.S. Bach: Allemande from French Suite #3 BWV 814 in B Minor [pages 19-20]
2. J.S. Bach: Gigue from French Suite #3 BWV 814 in B Minor [pages 26-27]
3. J.S. Bach: Allemande from French Suite #4 BWV 815 in Eb Major [pages 28-29]
4. J.S. Bach: Gigue from French Suite #4 BWV 815 in Eb Major [pages 36-37]
5. J.S. Bach: Bourree from French Suite #6 BWV 817 in E Major [pages 56-57]
6. J.S. Bach: Gigue from French Suite #6 BWV 817 in E Major [pages 58-59]


SENIOR LEVEL:
6 Pre-selected from SCARLATTI Sonatas - No Repeats
Book: SCARLATTI: 60 Sonatas, Volume II, Schirmer # LB1775, HL.50261630, ISBN 0-7935-4396-7 - No Repeats

1. Scarlatti: Sonata K.403 in E Major (L.470) [pages 36-39]
2. Scarlatti: Sonata K.421 in C Major (L.252) [pages 44-47]
3. Scarlatti: Sonata K.461 in C Major (L.8) [pages 60-63]
4. Scarlatti: Sonata K.491 in D Major (L.164) [pages 74-77]
5. Scarlatti: Sonata K.494 in G Major (L.287) [pages 86-89]
6. Scarlatti: Sonata K.545 in Bb Major (L.500) [pages 112-115]

ADVANCED LEVEL:
6 Pre-selected BACH Preludes and Fugues - No Repeats
Book: Bach - The Well-Tempered Clavier Part II, BWV 870-893, G. Henle, HN16, HL.51480016, ISMN 979-0-2018-0016-5

1. J.S. Bach: Prelude and Fugue, BWV 870, WTC Bk.2 #1 in C Major [pages 2-5]
2. J.S. Bach: Prelude and Fugue, BWV 871, WTC Bk.2 #2 in C Minor [pages 6-9]
3. J.S. Bach: Prelude and Fugue, BWV 881, WTC Bk.2 #12 in F Minor [pages 58-62]
4. J.S. Bach: Prelude and Fugue, BWV 884, WTC Bk.2 #15 in G Major [pages 76-79]
5. J.S. Bach: Prelude and Fugue, BWV 889, WTC Bk.2 #20 in A Minor [pages 106-109]
6. J.S. Bach: Prelude and Fugue, BWV 893, WTC Bk.2 #24 in B Minor [pages 130-134]