Fugue in G Major (BWV 577) for Guitar Quartet
Uploaded on Jul 8, 2016
Unique among Bach's works -- assuming it is by Bach -- this is a fugue in jig-time, the sort of thing one finds in Buxtehude and Pachelbel, but at a lower skill level. It begins, innocently enough, with a cheerful tune in dotted Gigue rhythm, but quickly proves to be a treacherous test of virtuosity with its rapid, four-voice writing and its especially difficult pedal part. The fugue works well if played in a low-key manner, but some performers feel that if they're going to take the trouble to master this three-minute piece, they should impress the audience with its difficulty, so with a combination of showy registration choices and fast tempo, this can also be used as a barn-burner.
Source: Allmusic (http://www.allmusic.com/composition/fugue-for-organ-in-g-major-bwv-577-bc-j61-mc0002369101).
Although originally composed for Organ, I created this modern interpretation of the Fugue in G Major (BWV 577) for Guitar Quartet.
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