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Prelude and Fugue in E-flat (trans Hunsberger)

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Johann Sebastian Bach

Johann Sebastian Bach (scored by Donald Hunsberger)

Subtitle: St. Anne

This work bears the designation BWV 552.

General Info

Year: c. 1739 / 2009
Duration: c. 14:50
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Organ
Publisher: Alfred Publishing
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $250.00   |   Score Only (print) - $75.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
English Horn
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Contrabass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Flugelhorn I-II
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III-IV
Euphonium I-II
String Bass


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Dedicated to Toru Miura and the Kunitachi College of Music Wind Orchestra.

- Program Note from score

The Clavier-Übung III, sometimes referred to as the German Organ Mass, is a collection of compositions for organ by Johann Sebastian Bach, started in 1735–36 and published in 1739. It is considered Bach's most significant and extensive work for organ, containing some of his most musically complex and technically demanding compositions for that instrument.

The fugue in E♭ major BWV 552/2 that ends Clavier-Übung III has become known in English-speaking countries as the "St. Anne" because of the first subject's resemblance to a hymn tune of the same name by William Croft, a tune that was not likely known to Bach. A fugue in three sections of 36 bars, 45 bars and 36 bars, with each section a separate fugue on a different subject, it has been called a triple fugue. However, the second subject is not stated precisely within the third section, but only strongly suggested.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


State Ratings

  • Florida: VI
  • Louisiana: V
  • North Carolina: VI
  • Texas: V. Complete


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • University of North Carolina, Greensboro, Wind Ensemble (Kevin M. Geraldi, conductor) – 25 April 2019
  • Eastman School of Music (Rochester, N.Y.) Wind Ensemble (Mark Scatterday, conductor) – 18 February 2019

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  • Bach, J.; Hunsberger, D. (2009). Prelude and fugue in E-flat : BWV 552 St. Anne [score]. Alfred Publishing: [Van Nuys, Calif.].
  • Clavier-Übung III, Wikipedia Accessed 16 February 2019