Fugue No. 2

From Wind Repertory Project
Johann Sebastian Bach

Johann Sebastian Bach (arr. Steve Danyew)

Subtitle: From The Well Tempered Clavier
The work bears the designation BWV 847.

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

General Info

Year: 1722 / 2020
Duration: c. 1:50
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)

  • Piccolo
  • Flute
  • 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
  • B-flat Bass Clarinet
  • E-flat Baritone Saxophone
  • Tuba
  • Cello
  • Contrabass

Timpani (optional)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Prelude and Fugue in C Minor, BWV 847, is a keyboard composition written by Johann Sebastian Bach. It is the second prelude and fugue in the first book of The Well-Tempered Clavier, a series of 48 preludes and fugues by the composer. The fugue is 31 bars long, and is written for three voices.

- 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.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Gustavus Adolphus College (St. Peter, Minn.) Wind Orchestra (Heidi Johanna Miller, conductor) - 6 December 2020

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