The brooding principal sounds give way to a sparkling cadenza and a series of rapid echoing arpeggios echoed by the Swell (and an imaginary Positiv),
then a driving buildup to the final cadence. The fugue starts with a charming subject that gets somewhat more stern as the fugue progresses. Another
ripping cadenza and pedal point create a dazzling finish. One of the earlier Preludes and Fugues, this piece lies in the shadow of the great G minor
Fantasy and Fugue, and hence is somewhat neglected.
Schantz/Rodgers, (1966/2000) at First Baptist Church of Riverside, California recorded by Jonathan Orwig
- Prelude and Fugue in G minor, BWV 535
Recorded directly with MIDI-enabled Pipe Organ
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