Table of Contents 5
Foreword 7
Introduction 9

„Funeral Music” 9
Intervals 10
Heptatonic Scales 11
Heptatonia Prima 12
Heptatonia Secunda 12
Heptatonia Tertia 13
Linear Musical Units, Their Inversions 14
The Golden Ratio 15
Bach’s Compositional Procedure 16
On the Editions of His Music 18
The Performance Manner os Dances 19

I. VIEWPOINTS – The foundations 21

1. Structure 21
2. The Start of the Movement as a Variation 22
3. Theme 22
4. Variants of the Theme (Chaconne Basses) 22

DIATONIC minor bass 22
DIATONIC major bass 23
CHROMATIC bass 23
Bass with THIRD-SIXTH 24
Bass with AUGMENTED SECOND 24
Bass with SUBSTITUTE NOTES 25

5. Special Treatment of the Theme 26
6. Inner Forms 26
7. Quotations 26
8. The Architecture of the Partita – Proportio 26
9. Tempi 27
10. Performance 28
11. Time-Rhythm 28
12. The Ratio 2 : 1 – 1 : 2 28
13. Scales 29
14. Conjunctio 29

II. Outer and Inner Forms and Proportion 30

The First Part of the Overall Form 30

Variations 1–6 30
Variations 7–12 31
Variations 13–19 32
Variations 20–21 34
Variations 22–31 35
Variations 32–33 37
Consummatio – Variations 1–33 38

The Second Part of the Overall Form 40

Praeambulum 40
Variations 34–40 41
Variations 41–46 42
Variations 47–52 44
Consummatio – Variations 34–52 45

The Third Part of the Overall Form 46

Praeambulum 46
Variations 53–54 46
Variation 55 47
Variations 56–57 48
Variations 58–59–60 48
Variations 61–62 49
Variations 63–64 49
Consummatio – Variations 53–64 51

Death and Time 53

III. More Detailed Analyses 63

Separate Analysis of the 33 Formal Units 63
Epilogue 143
List of Examples 144
List of Illustrations 148