A rambunctious early piece, with an ethereal middle movement (the Adagio in A minor is often used by itself with a soft ending) that modulates rather
sternly into the key of C again for a playful fugue. A minimum of registration changes seems to suit this piece perfectly. The fugue had a few
overlapping notes which might have prevented using a pedal coupler, but they were easily dealt with by shortening or omitting a few notes. Also in the
fugue, the Oberwerk was coupled to the Hauptwerk so the timbre of the Pedal didn't exactly duplicate the manual. Another lesson in how organs were
used in those days.
Gottfried Silbermann Organ, St. Georgenkirche - Rötha, Germany (1721) -
Samples by Brett Milan
- Toccata, Adagio and Fugue, BWV 564
Audio track was created with Hauptwerk v. 1 software
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