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Little Prelude and Fugue No 4 in F major, BWV556

by J T Krebs ?

Like No 2 in D minor the prelude is cast in ternary form. The similarity of the opening motif to that in the last movement of the Pastorale, BWV590, has often been noted. The fugue subject has the characteristics of a north German fugue, particularly the rocking semiquavers of the second bar. As with the C major fugue the part-writing is not particularly developed.

from notes by Stephen Westrop © 2000

Le prélude est, à l’instar du n°2 en ré mineur, coulé dans une forme ternaire. La ressemblance qui unit le motif initial au motif du dernier mouvement de la Pastorale, BWV590 a souvent été soulignée. Le sujet de la fugue présente les caractéristiques d’une fugue d’Allemagne du Nord, surtout les doubles croches cullando de la deuxième mesure. Comme dans la fugue en ut majeur, la conduite des voix n’est pas particulièrement développée.

extrait des notes rédigées par Stephen Westrop © 2000
Français: Hypérion

Wie die Nr. 2 in d-Moll ist das Präludium dreiteilig angelegt. Die Ähnlichkeit des Eröffnungsmotivs mit dem im letzten Satz der Pastorale BWV 590 ist häufig vermerkt worden. Das Fugensubjekt hat die Charakteristika einer norddeutschen Fuge, darunter insbesondere die wiegenden Sechzehntel im zweiten Takt. Wie bei der Fuge in C-Dur ist die Stimmführung nicht besonders gut ausgebildet.

aus dem Begleittext von Stephen Westrop © 2000
Deutsch: Anne Steeb/Bernd Müller


Bach: Attributions
CDA67263Archive Service
Bach: The Complete Organ Works
CDS44121/3616CDs Boxed set (at a special price) — Deleted


Track 10 on CDA67263 [2'39] Archive Service
Track 10 on CDS44121/36 CD16 [2'39] 16CDs Boxed set (at a special price) — Deleted

Track-specific metadata for CDS44121/36 disc 16 track 10

Recording date
15 April 1999
Recording venue
Pfarrkirche St Michael, Kaisten, Switzerland
Recording producer
Paul Spicer
Recording engineer
Paul Niederberger
Hyperion usage
  1. Bach: Attributions (CDA67263)
    Disc 1 Track 10
    Release date: October 2000
    Deletion date: February 2005
    Archive Service
  2. Bach: The Complete Organ Works (CDS44121/36)
    Disc 16 Track 10
    Release date: October 2002
    Deletion date: March 2009
    16CDs Boxed set (at a special price) — Deleted
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