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Prelude and Fugue in E flat major 'St Anne', BWV552
composer
1739; Clavier-Übung III, Liepzig

Recordings
'Bach: Great Fantasias, Preludes & Fugues' (CDD22062)
Bach: Great Fantasias, Preludes & Fugues
MP3 £7.99FLAC £7.99ALAC £7.99Buy by post £10.50 CDD22062  2CDs Dyad (2 for the price of 1)  
'Bach: Piano Transcriptions, Vol. 1 – Ferruccio Busoni' (CDA66566)
Bach: Piano Transcriptions, Vol. 1 – Ferruccio Busoni
'Bach: Piano Transcriptions, Vol. 7 – Max Reger' (CDA67683)
Bach: Piano Transcriptions, Vol. 7 – Max Reger
MP3 £7.99FLAC £7.99ALAC £7.99Buy by post £10.50 CDA67683  2CDs for the price of 1  
'Bach: The Clavierübung Chorales & other great chorales' (CDA67213/4)
Bach: The Clavierübung Chorales & other great chorales
'Bach: The Complete Organ Works' (CDS44121/36)
Bach: The Complete Organ Works
MP3 £45.00FLAC £45.00ALAC £45.00 CDS44121/36  16CDs Boxed set (at a special price) — Deleted  
Details
Movement 1: Prelude
arranger
1890

Track 11 on CDA66566 [10'00]
Track 1 on CDA67213/4 CD1 [9'12] 2CDs Archive Service
arranger

Track 13 on CDA67683 CD1 [8'38] 2CDs for the price of 1
Track 12 on CDD22062 CD1 [9'37] 2CDs Dyad (2 for the price of 1)
Track 12 on CDS44121/36 CD2 [9'37] 16CDs Boxed set (at a special price) — Deleted
Track 1 on CDS44121/36 CD12 [9'12] 16CDs Boxed set (at a special price) — Deleted
Movement 2: Fugue
arranger
1890

Track 12 on CDA66566 [7'29]
Track 12 on CDA67213/4 CD1 [6'06] 2CDs Archive Service
arranger

Track 14 on CDA67683 CD1 [6'42] 2CDs for the price of 1
Track 13 on CDD22062 CD1 [6'57] 2CDs Dyad (2 for the price of 1)
Track 13 on CDS44121/36 CD2 [6'57] 16CDs Boxed set (at a special price) — Deleted
Track 12 on CDS44121/36 CD12 [6'06] 16CDs Boxed set (at a special price) — Deleted

Prelude and Fugue in E flat major 'St Anne', BWV552
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When, in 1739, Bach published his Clavierübung Part III, he flanked a miscellaneous collection of liturgical settings, chorale preludes and duos with a monumental prelude at the beginning of the volume and tripartite fugue at the end. The Prelude and Fugue in E flat major, BWV552 were not always connected to each other. Although in the same key, and indeed copied as separate works in the eighteenth century, it was only in the early nineteenth, and with the specific advocacy of Mendelssohn, that they were performed in sequence as a pair. The prelude, one of the two largest Bach wrote for organ, is a masterly mixture of stately French and concertante Italian elements, while the fugue (treating the three subjects successively in three different metres and in three different combinations) is based on a theme in common currency whose fortuitous closeness to Croft’s hymn tune ‘St Anne’ has attracted that name (in English-speaking countries at least); Bach, if he knew the tune at all, might have come across it in Handel’s use of it in the Chandos Anthem ‘O praise the Lord with one consent’.

from notes by Robin Langley © 1993

Track-specific metadata
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Details for CDA67213/4 disc 1 track 12
Fugue
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-98-21312
Duration
6'06
Recording date
9 May 1998
Recording venue
Stadtkirche, Zofingen, Switzerland
Recording producer
Paul Spicer
Recording engineer
Paul Niederberger
Hyperion usage
  1. Bach: The Clavierübung Chorales & other great chorales (CDA67213/4)
    Disc 1 Track 12
    Release date: January 1999
    Deletion date: March 2011
    2CDs Archive Service
  2. Bach: The Complete Organ Works (CDS44121/36)
    Disc 12 Track 12
    Release date: October 2002
    Deletion date: March 2009
    16CDs Boxed set (at a special price) — Deleted
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