Johann Sebastian Bach : Prelude no. 1 from Book 1 of the Well-Tempered Clavier

This is the first and best known prelude from Bach's 48 Preludes and Fugues, known as the Well-Tempered Clavier. It was used by the French composer Charles Gounod to create his famous "Ave Maria" by adding a vocal part above Bach's harmonies. A must for any serious student of piano, Book 1 and Book 2 are available from Sheet Music Plus. The video below is a piano roll animation of this music, while below that you can play the mp3 file and see the music prior to downloading.

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