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Praeludium in E major, BuxWV141
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Running to over 100 bars, the Praeludium in E major, BuxWV141, shows Buxtehude at his most exuberantly inventive. Twelve bars of free writing introduce a fugue whose sturdy, melodious subject looks forward to the great fugue (the so-called ‘St Anne’) with which J S Bach concluded Part III of his Clavierübung. A free interlude then introduces a manuals-only Presto section (at 4'03''). The time signature then changes from 4/4 to 12/8, and there is a very brief, jig-like fugue. A grand Adagio leads to the short fugue with which the work straightforwardly concludes.

from notes by Relf Clark © 2012

Track-specific metadata
Details for CDA67964 track 18
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-12-96418
Duration
7'18
Recording date
20 February 2012
Recording venue
Mariager Klosterkirke, Denmark
Recording producer
Paul Spicer
Recording engineer
Simon Eadon
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