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Fuga D Dur (L 4)

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Uploaded by: ajongbloed (12/20/22)
Composer: Seger, Josef Ferdinand Norbert
Sample Producer: Sonus Paradisi
Sample Set: Bückeburg, Janke Organ
Software: Hauptwerk VII
Genre: Baroque
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It is tempting to arrange Seger's many preludes and fugues in the classical combination of "Prelude and Fugue". This fugue in D major follows in the manuscript source immediately after the prelude of the same tonality I published a week ago. And one could combine them as a "Prelude and Fuge in D major".

In fact in several editions available of Seger's music these combinations were indeed made. However, there seems little justification in doing so, based on the manuscript source. All preludes, fugues, phantasias and other compositions in manuscript Becker III.8.63 are all named individually and a indication that some of these compositions belong together is nowhere to be found. In fact, some of the socaleed "preludes and fugues" in other editions appear as individual compositions, quite far apart in this manuscript.

So, there is little evidence some these preludes and fugues belong together. On the other hand, there is no objection of combining them. This fugue could be perfactly played following the prelude in D major, L 3. Any suggestion however that they should be played together however, is wrond in my opinion. This fugue could just as well be combined with one of the other preludes of the same tonality in this manuscript.

The fugue itself is a very nice and well written one. I play it without the pedals. To lend it some gravitas I choose a plenum registration on a 16 feet basis. Worls very well in my opinion.

Performance: Live
Recorded in: Stereo
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