The first of six fugues written on the name of Bach (B-A-C-H, in modern notation Bb-A-C-B) which Bach himself used "The Art of the Fugue." This is
marked "Langsam" ("slowly") and at Ms. 34 "Nach und nach schneller and stärker" (more and more rapid and louder) which does give quite an urgency to
the next 25 measures. It would have been ludicrous to carry the accelerando to the very end, however.
F. X. Engelfried Organ, Gönningen/Baden-Württemberg/Germany (1844) -
Samples by Prof. Helmut Maier
- Fugue 1, Op. 60
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