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Prelude and Fugue in B-flat major

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Johann Sebastian Bach

Johann Sebastian Bach (arr. Gordon Ring)


Subtitle: Originally in C Major. BWV 553


General Info

Year: / 2020
Duration:
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Harpsichord
Publisher: Gordon Ring Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $40.00; (digital) - $40.00   |   Score Only (print) - $15.00; (digital) - $15.00


Instrumentation (Flexible)

Full Score
Part 1

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

Part 2

  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet
  • E-flat Alto Saxophone
  • B-flat Trumpet

Part 3

  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet
  • E-flat Alto Saxophone
  • B-flat Trumpet
  • Horn in F

Part 4

  • Bassoon
  • B-flat Tenor Saxophone
  • Trombone
  • Euphonium
  • F Horn

Part 5

  • Bassoon
  • B-flat Bass Clarinet
  • E-flat Baritone Saxophone
  • Trombone
  • Euphonium
  • Tuba

Timpani (optional)


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

While originally attributed to Bach, scholars suggest that the eight preludes and fugues might have been composed by one of his pupils, Johann Ludwig Krebs, based on certain unusual characteristics and simplicity unusual to most of Bach's music when played on the organ. However, Philipp Spitta noted that they bore the "stamp of commanding mastery." Additionally, Sir George Grove wrote that "on stylistic grounds neither [Johann Tobias or Johann Ludwig] seems likely."

These pieces came to be played often on the organ in the 19th and 20th centuries, and were especially useful as teaching pieces for beginners. Subsequent scholarship has suggested that this collection was conceived specifically for the pedal clavichord.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


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