Repetition, Repetition, and Repetition in Bach’s Sonata for Flute and Harpsichord in G-minor, BWV 1020, i

Claudia Gruett Butler University
Faculty Sponsor(s): Andrew Farina Butler University
Bach’s Sonata for Flute and Harpsichord in G-minor utilizes repetition, in a variety of ways, to create a movement that appears simple, but in reality is a cohesive and tight-knit movement. Bach heavily utilizes three different types of repetition and two of these are introduced in the harpsichord solo in the first twelve measures. Here, Bach introduces direct repetition and sequencing styles that he frequently uses throughout the movement. Bach continues to use these repetition styles once the flute joins the harpsichord and he introduces new repetition styles, voice exchange. The heavy usage of repetition makes the complicated ideas in Bach’s Sonata connected and well-integrated.
Oral Presentation

When & Where

11:00 AM
Lilly Hall 141