Fugue No. 23

From Wind Repertory Project
Johann Sebastian Bach

Johann Sebastian Bach (arr. Steve Danyew)

Subtitle: From The Well Tempered Clavier, book 1
The work bears the designation BWV 868.

This fugue is part of the collection Three Fugues by J.S. Bach, arranged by Steve Danyew.

General Info

Year: 1722 / 2020
Duration: c. 2:20
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Clavier
Publisher: Steve Danyew
Cost: Score and Parts (digital) - $29.00

Instrumentation (Flexible)

Full Score
Soprano (upper notes)

  • Flute
  • Oboe
  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet
  • Violin

Soprano (lower notes)

  • Flute
  • Oboe
  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet
  • Violin


  • English Horn
  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet
  • E-flat Alto Saxophone
  • B-flat Trumpet
  • Violin
  • Viola


  • Bassoon
  • B-flat Bass Clarinet
  • B-flat Tenor Saxophone
  • E-flat Baritone Saxophone
  • Horn in F
  • Trombone
  • Euphonium
  • Viola
  • Cello


  • Bassoon
  • Tuba
  • Cello
  • Contrabass

Timpani (optional)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

The Well-Tempered Clavier, BWV 846–893, is a collection of two sets of preludes and fugues in all 24 major and minor keys, composed for solo keyboard by Johann Sebastian Bach. In Bach's time clavier (keyboard) was a generic name indicating a variety of keyboard instruments, most typically a harpsichord or clavichord – but not excluding an organ.

Program Note from Wikipedia

Performance Notes

  • Dynamics are not provided, as I thought it would be valuable to have students makes those decisions together.
  • Experiment with articulation and ornamentation.
  • Try playing the piece without a conductor at some point
  • If you have more than one percussionist, have them play one of the SATB parts on mallets.


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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