In the middle of the 13th measure of this 96-measure piece is the indication "Fuga" with a jaunty subject and the jazzy chromatic descending
syncopation that accompanies it, but, typical of the sectional, improvisational nature of Buxtehude's organ works, measure 55 starts an entirely
different motiv with the indication "allegro" and at the 66th measure there is an abrupt shift to 12/8 meter, which persists to the end.
Gottfried Silbermann Organ, St. Georgenkirche - Rötha, Germany (1721) -
Samples by Brett Milan
- Praeludium (and Fugue) in C Major, BuxWV 136
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