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Prelude and Fugue in C Major, BWV 553 (Eight Little Preludes and Fugues, No. 1)

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Uploaded by: Agnus_Dei (08/28/20)
Composer: Bach, J. S., attr.
Sample Producer: Prospectum
Sample Set: St. Peter und Paul Weissenau
Software: Hauptwerk IV
Genre: Baroque
Description:
For a long time, I've been thinking about "redoing" these. I have played most of them for quite a long time.

I'll be using the splendid 1787 Hohlzey organ of the Abbey Church of St. Peter and Paul in Weissenau, produced by Prospectum.

I can't understand why we don't hear more of this organ, but I do recommend it. To read my 2016 sample set review, you can find it on "The Barde" (top of the page).

Scholars have long wondered just who wrote these lovely pieces. J. S. Bach is usually the "attributed" composer, but many scholars now tell us that they may be the work of Johann Tobias Krebs (1680-1762) or of his son, Johann Ludwig (1713-1780).

I will leave that question unanswered... :-)

The first is delightfully "fluffy" and seems to me to the be perfect C major piece. The notes ring like angelic bells on the sweet flutes of the Hohlzey.

The excellent, clean score is attached below.

I hope you enjoy this "quick tour" of the "big" Eight Little Preludes and Fugues!
Performance: Live
Recorded in: Stereo
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