Art of the Fugue BWV 1080 by : Davitt Moroney : Johann Sebastian Bach
Bach's death meant that the Art of Fugue was left unfinished. In his father's manuscript; Carl Philipp Emanuel noted exactly where the last fugue of the Art of Fugue broke off: “While working on this fugue; in which the name BACH appears in the countersubject; the author died.” Our editor Davitt Moroney brings the fugue to a close with 30 supplementary measures.
There has been frequent speculation about what type of scoring would be most appropriate for the piece; particularly since Bach wrote the individual parts in score form and left no information about instrumentation. Certainly; strict fugues can be found in any ensemble scoring; this had been normal for centuries. It is remarkable; though; how the cycle can easily be played on the harpsichord or piano – a strong argument for keyboard performance.
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|Publisher||Henle Urtext Edition|
| Media ||Softcover|
| Format ||Study Score|
| Length x Width x Height||9.5 x 6.75 x 0.421 inches |
| Shipping Weight||1.09 pounds |
|East Coast Music Product Code ||ZHL51489423|
|Voicing Description||Study Score|
| 1st Publication Date||11/2006|
Title: Bach: Appendix: Contrapunctus XIII in the version for two Harpsichords BWV 1080
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Title: Bach: Canons in Hypodiapason; alla Decima; alla Duodecima; in Hypodiatessaron BWV 1080
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