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Fugue in F, BWVAnh42


This lively little fugue is of uncertain origin, having a ‘post-Bach ring to it’ (Williams, 2003 p. 576). If it is by Bach, it is a testament to his imaginative way with the fugue genre. It is in three parts, though loosely, as a fourth part occasionally fills out the cadences, and also fills out the texture for the closing bars, giving a satisfying close. The subject is very rich, and typically balanced: the first half rising tunefully in a settled two-time, the second half descending in syncopated ties. This leads to a fugue that plays with these elements: melodious, but given impetus and variety with suspensions and touches of the minor.

from notes by George Parsons © 2018


Bach: The Complete Organ Works, Vol. 8
Studio Master: SIGCD808Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available


Track 9 on SIGCD808 [2'19] Download only

Track-specific metadata for SIGCD808 track 9

Recording date
4 January 2016
Recording venue
Trinity College Chapel, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Matthew O'Donovan
Recording engineer
Mike Hatch & Michael Gerrard
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  1. Bach: The Complete Organ Works, Vol. 8 (SIGCD808)
    Disc 1 Track 9
    Release date: June 2018
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