Prelude and Fugue in B-flat Minor (Bach)

From Wind Repertory Project
Johann Sebastian Bach

Johann Sebastian Bach (trans. Roland Moehlmann)

Subtitle: From 8 Little Preludes and Fugues.

The underlying work bears the designation BWV 559.

General Info

Year: c. 1722 / 1969
Duration: c. 4:00
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: C.L. Barnhouse
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $80.00   |   Score Only (print) - $8.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
English Horn
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Cornet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

This is a transcription of Bach's Prelude and Fugue in A minor, BWV 559.

The Eight Short Preludes and Fugues (also Eight Little Preludes and Fugues), BWV 553–560, are a collection of works for keyboard and pedal formerly attributed to Johann Sebastian Bach. They are now believed to have been composed by one of Bach's pupils, possibly Johann Tobias Krebs or his son Johann Ludwig Krebs.

- Program Note from Wikipedia

Dedicated to Dr. Karl M. Helvik, Dept. of Music, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa.

- Program Note from score


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State Ratings

  • Florida: IV
  • Georgia: V
  • Louisiana: III
  • Maryland: IV
  • New York: Concert Band IV
  • South Carolina: IV
  • Tennessee: IV
  • Virginia: IV


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Colorado Christian University (Lakewood) Symphonic Band (Mark S. Dorn, conductor) - 13 April 2022
  • Texas State University (San Marcos) Symphonic Winds (Kyle Glaser, conductor) – 5 March 2020
  • Penn State University (University Park) Concert Band (Gregory Drane, conductor) – 14 February 2019
  • Penn State University (University Park) Campus Band (Jacob Bender, conductor) – 24 April 2018
  • Penn State University (University Park) Concert Band (Dennis Glocke, conductor) – 26 April 2017
  • Ridgefield (Ct.) High School Wind Ensemble (Mitchell Farber, conductor) – 2012

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