The famous "Jig" (or Gigue) Fugue by Bach is a brisk, rhythmic, four-voice dance fugue and one of my favourite pieces. It is technically brilliant, light-hearted and energetic with its frolic triple meter. Bach wrote this fugue (BWV577), which stands alone not attached to a prelude in his earlier years, presumably around 1705-1706.
Many recordings have been made, some with racing speed, others with dragging slow tempo. Here, I tried to follow a more regular pace, similar to Bram Brandemann’s interpretation (also on youtube) which I like a lot. It took me many repetitions to "master" this piece, especially in the pedal of the final section.
The Silbermann organ in Arlesheim with its bright mixtures and great acoustics was perfectly suited to record this piece. Prof. Maier of Organ Art Media did an excellent job in generating a sample set for Hauptwerk.