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Prelude in G major, BWV568


This Prelude, though standing alone, starts in a manner that resembles the more famous G major Prelude, BWV541, with is descending G major scale. Despite its contested authorship, BWV568 surely deserves to be better known, with its mixture of brilliant virtuosity, grand chordal writing, inventive pedal-driven harmony, and overall sense of gravitas. The striking impression it leaves is heightened by the wonderful final cadence, with the resolution of its final chord delayed by a quadruple appoggiatura.

from notes by George Parsons © 2018


Bach: Organ Miniatures
CDA67211/22CDs Archive Service
Bach: The Complete Organ Works, Vol. 8
Studio Master: SIGCD808Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Bach: The Complete Organ Works
CDS44121/3616CDs Boxed set (at a special price) — Deleted


Track 10 on CDA67211/2 CD2 [2'43] 2CDs Archive Service
Track 8 on SIGCD808 [3'21] Download only
Track 10 on CDS44121/36 CD6 [2'43] 16CDs Boxed set (at a special price) — Deleted

Track-specific metadata for CDA67211/2 disc 2 track 10

Recording date
21 November 1996
Recording venue
Stadtkirche, Rheinfelden, Switzerland
Recording producer
Paul Spicer
Recording engineer
Paul Niederberger
Hyperion usage
  1. Bach: Organ Miniatures (CDA67211/2)
    Disc 2 Track 10
    Release date: June 1997
    Deletion date: May 2008
    2CDs Archive Service
  2. Bach: The Complete Organ Works (CDS44121/36)
    Disc 6 Track 10
    Release date: October 2002
    Deletion date: March 2009
    16CDs Boxed set (at a special price) — Deleted
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