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Couperin Aria in F major, BWV587

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The Aria, BWV587, stands alongside two other similar trio arrangements of movements by Fasch and Telemann (BWV585 and 586). It is a transcription of section 4 of ‘L’Impériale’ by François Couperin, from his ‘Troisième Ordre’ for two violins and continuo, published in Paris in 1726. The original is given a different heading—‘Légérement’. As with other such pieces, the authorship is uncertain, though and earlier generation of scholarship suggested that the movement—in F major—was intended to be played as a filler between the Toccata and Fugue in F (BWV540), though there is no proof of this in the sources.

from notes by George Parsons © 2019

Recordings

Bach: Organ Miniatures
CDA67211/22CDs Archive Service
Bach: The Complete Organ Works, Vol. 10
Studio Master: SIGCD810Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Bach: The Complete Organ Works
CDS44121/3616CDs Boxed set (at a special price) — Deleted

Details

Track 6 on CDA67211/2 CD2 [4'16] 2CDs Archive Service
Track 12 on SIGCD810 [4'12] Download only
Track 6 on CDS44121/36 CD6 [4'16] 16CDs Boxed set (at a special price) — Deleted

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