Partita: Variations on “Freu dich sehr, o meine Seele”

German Baroque composer and organist Böhm was a great organist and an important influence in two ways: his probable tutelage of the young Johann Sebastian Bach, and his great advancement of the partita form for keyboard, which would deeply influence Bach’s later perfection of the solo partitas, which would eventually evolve into the sonata form and the symphony (as we know them today).