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Fuga con soggetto doppio (L 2)

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Uploaded by: ajongbloed (11/04/22)
Composer: Seger, Josef Ferdinand Norbert
Sample Producer: Prospectum
Sample Set: G. Silbermann Stadtkirche Zöblitz, 1742
Software: Hauptwerk VII
Genre: Baroque
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A few days ago I started a new series with compositions by Fuga con seggetto doppio (see: Today follows the second composition in this seris, a fugue with two subjects.

As far as i know there does not exist yet a complete catalogue of compositions by Seger. I did found some CD-recordings where the compositions had a catalogue-like indication, for example L 78, of CH IX. When I listened to the various compositions on those CD's, it turned out that all the compositions with an L-number were taken from the same manuscript that I am working from. And what's more, the numbers corresponded with the order of compositions in that manuscript. For example, the Phantasia in d Moll, L 8, on that CD, is indeed the eigth composition in manuscript Becker III.8.63. I guess the "L" is a reference to library where the source is held: the Leipziger Stadtbibliothek.

As there are a lot of compositions in this manuscript, some sort of numbering or indication is needed to keep them apart. The type of the piece and the tonality is not e nough as there are for example more than 20 preludes in C major. So I decided to adopt the numbering I first met listening to that CD, and give all the compositions and " L-number". The fugue I publish here today is the second composition in this manuscript, and therefore indicated as L 2.

The fugue shows Seger was very skilled in counterpoint. The fugues flows with a natural elegance and the result sounds as if writing a fugue is something easy to do. Well, perhaps for Seger it was.
Performance: Live
Recorded in: Stereo
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