Jig Fugue

From Wind Repertory Project
Johann Sebastian Bach

Johann Sebastian Bach (arr. David Marlatt)

This work bears the designation BWV 577.

General Info

Year: 2003
Duration: c. 3:45
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Organ
Publisher: Eighth Note Publications
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $12.00


Full Score
Flute I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

The famous Jig Fugue by Bach is a favorite with organists. It is light-hearted and energetic with its rollicking triple meter.

The key has been altered to facilitate two flutes and two clarinets at this level. All parts are very active including the second clarinet, who must tackle the tricky bass lines of Bach.

- Program Note from publisher

The Fugue in G Major, commonly known as the "Jig" Fugue, is shrouded in controversy. There is some debate as to whether J.S. Bach actually wrote this fugue or if was written by one of his students or even one of his sons. Bach wrote hundreds of fugues and this particular fugue, originally for organ, is fairly standard in design. The rollicking nature of the triple meter was not uncommon of the time, but Bach chose to write very few in this meter.

- Program Note from score


State Ratings

  • Missouri: Woodwind.Mixed Woodwinds.Quartet.Grade B


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