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J. S. Bach: Prelude and Fugue in B minor, BWV 544

For Solo (instrumental or vocal part)


Uploaded on Sep 6, 2018

Updated 6 Sept 2018 with Bernard Greenberg's kind corrections.
Originally written for the organ, realized here on the pedal-harpsichord.
Mind the volume, especially if using headphones.

Bach BWV 544

Pages 13
Duration 10:23
Measures 173
Key signature 2 sharps
Parts 4
Part names Harpsichord(4)
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That's a fascinating realisation of a magnificent piece. There are positive reviews in the cd magazines about Menno van Delft, playing Bach's monumental partitas on a whispering clavichord. So I wonder how BWV 544 would have sound on something like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zkxNL1W9Od0&feature=youtu.be
Thanks for your comment, Hans, and for that link. What a marvelous and introspective performance.
Careful Organ rendition (starting from Clarin's score with permission) on Hauptwerk/Sonus Zwolle now here: https://musescore.com/user/1831606/scores/5220713 .
This, along with 548 and their volmates in Peters Volume II (and a couple in III), are Bach's grandest and most mature creations for organ. The sweep and power of this played properly are tremendous.