Prelude and Fugue in C major, BWV 846 (Bach, Johann Sebastian)

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 Prelude
#305905 - 2.94MB - 1:55 -  5.8/10 2 4 6 8 10 (84) - - !N/!N/!N - 37827x

OGG file (audio)
Lekro (2013/12/6)

 Fugue
#305906 - 2.59MB - 1:43 -  6.5/10 2 4 6 8 10 (22) - - !N/!N/!N - 11928x

OGG file (audio)
Lekro (2013/12/6)

Performer Pages:

Martha Goldstein (harpsichord)

Publisher Info.:

Pandora Records/Al Goldstein Archive

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Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 [tag/del]

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Source and alternative formats:
From an album featuring a Flemish harpsichord on Pandora Records. Ogg Vorbis files can be found here.

Instrument used:
The harpsichord is copied from a one manual instrument built by Hans Moerman in Antwerp (1584). It was restored by Frank Hubbard in Boston (1963). The working plans of the instrument used are due to Lutz Bungart of the Instrument workshop. It was built in the the early seventies by Al Goldstein when he was the partner of Lutz. The instrument has 2 manuals in the usual dispostion of 8x8x4.

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 Prelude
#186125 - 4.25MB - 2:19 -  7.5/10 2 4 6 8 10 (33) - - !N/!N/!N - 20349x

MP3 file (audio)
Keygs (2012/3/10)

Performers:

Paulo Elpidio A. Sampaio, piano

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Paulo Elpidio A. Sampaio

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For 4 Recorders (Eijkhout)

 Fugue
#338795 - 6.64MB - 2:54 -  9.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (2) - - !N/!N/!N - 583x

MP3 file (audio)
VictorEijkhout (2014/8/10)

Performer Pages:

Victor Eijkhout (recorders)

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Victor Eijkhout

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 Prelude
#194154 - 0.00MB - 1:10 -  6.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (5) - - !N/!N/!N - 2502x

MID file (audio/video)
wrshannon (2012/3/28)

Performers:

Roland Lopes

Publisher Info.:

Roland Lopes

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Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial Share Alike 3.0 [tag/del]

Misc. Notes:

These file(s) are part of the Werner Icking Music Collection.

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For Viols (Watanabe)

 Fugue
#147281 - 0.01MB - ? -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - - !N/!N/!N - 763x

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wrshannon (2011/11/7)

Performers:

Hitoshi Watanabe

Publisher Info.:

Hitoshi Watanabe

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Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial Share Alike 3.0 [tag/del]

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These file(s) are part of the Werner Icking Music Collection, and are also included in the Bach for Viols.

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For Recorders (Tennent)

 Prelude
#350872 - 0.01MB - 2:23 -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - - !N/!N/!N - 65x

MID file (audio/video)
Rdtennent (2014/11/6)

Performers:

Photoscore

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R. D. Tennent

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Sheet Music

Scores

 Complete score
#330042 - 2.19MB, 3 pp. -  4.9/10 2 4 6 8 10 (7- V/V/V - 6394x

PDF scanned by Bach Digital
Ivdruiz (2010/10/15)

PMLP533917-BWV0846ms.pdf
Publisher Info.:

Manuscript copy, n.d.(ca.1733-40).
D B Mus. ms. Bach P 202 (Berlin, Staatsbibliothek)

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Public Domain [tag/del]

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See the page for the complete volume for copyist details.

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 Complete score
#02206 - 0.28MB, 5 pp. -  6.5/10 2 4 6 8 10 (52- V/V/V - 83610x

PDF scanned by Unknown
Feldmahler (2006/11/26)

BWV0846.pdf
Editor:

Franz Kroll (1820–1877)

Publisher Info.:

Bach-Gesellschaft Ausgabe, Band 14
Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, 1866. Plate B.W. XIV.

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Public Domain [tag/del]

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 Complete score
#01005 - 0.25MB, 4 pp. -  7.2/10 2 4 6 8 10 (34- V/V/V - 46257x

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Funper (2006/6/09)

Pre fug1.pdf
Editor:

Carl Czerny (1791–1857)

Publisher Info.:

New York: G. Schirmer, 1893. Plate 11015.

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Public Domain [tag/del]

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 Prelude
#194153 - 0.09MB, 2 pp. -  6.9/10 2 4 6 8 10 (9- !N/!N/!N - 12384x

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wrshannon (2012/3/28)

WIMA.bee1-Bach-PreludeC-28846-29.pdf
Editor:

Roland Lopes

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Roland Lopes

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These file(s) are part of the Werner Icking Music Collection.

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 Prelude
#224382 - 0.08MB, 2 pp. -  6.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (14- !N/!N/!N - 6837x

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Pierre Gouin (2012/5/25)

 Fugue - Open Score
#224205 - 0.09MB, 2 pp. -  3.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (2- !N/!N/!N - 4589x

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Pierre Gouin (2012/5/25)

PMLP05948-Bach JS CBT I Prelude 1 BWV846.pdf
Editor:

Pierre Gouin - Contact

Publisher Info.:

Montréal: Les Éditions Outremontaises, 2012

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Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial 3.0 [tag/del]

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Urtext keyboard score.

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 Prelude
#94668 - 0.05MB, 3 pp. -  6.6/10 2 4 6 8 10 (7- !N/!N/!N - 9234x

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RSB (2011/3/2)

PMLP05948-Bach Praeludium No 1 in C-Mjaor (RSB).pdf
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RSB

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RSB

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Arrangements and Transcriptions

Complete

For Violin and Piano (Yokoyama)

 Piano score
#251150 - 0.17MB, 5 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0- !N/!N/!N - 2913x

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Shin-Itchiro (2012/9/18)

 Violin part
#251151 - 0.13MB, 3 pp. -  4.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1- !N/!N/!N - 1126x

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Shin-Itchiro (2012/9/18)

Bach Prelude and Fugue 1-8 for Violin and Piano.jpg
Arranger:

Shin-Itchiro Yokoyama

Publisher Info.:

YOKOYAMA Shin-Itchiro's Sheet Music Library

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Prelude

For 3 Recorders (Tennent)

 Complete score (ABB recorders)
#350827 - 0.05MB, 2 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0- !N/!N/!N - 256x

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Rdtennent (2014/11/5)

PMLP533917-wtc1.pdf
Arranger:

R.D. Tennent

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R.D. Tennent

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Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 [tag/del]

Misc. Notes:

Transposed to G major. These file(s) are part of the Werner Icking Music Collection, and are also included in the Mondrup Recorder Collection.

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For Solo String Instruments (Berrocal)

 Violin
#169670 - 0.13MB, 1 pp. -  8.8/10 2 4 6 8 10 (10- !N/!N/!N - 1928x

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Reccmo (2012/1/10)

 Viola
#169671 - 0.14MB, 1 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0- !N/!N/!N - 662x

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Reccmo (2012/1/10)

 Violoncello
#169668 - 0.13MB, 1 pp. -  10.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1- !N/!N/!N - 1229x

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Reccmo (2012/1/10)

 Bass viol
#169669 - 0.14MB, 1 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0- !N/!N/!N - 435x

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Reccmo (2012/1/10)

 Engraving files (Finale)
#177755 - 0.25MB, ? pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0- !N/!N/!N - 538x

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Reccmo (2012/2/11)

WIMA.f8f9-BACH Violin version Praeludium DoM BWV 846.pdf
Arranger:

Joseba Berrocal

Publisher Info.:

Joseba Berrocal

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Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial Share Alike 3.0 [tag/del]

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These file(s) are part of the Werner Icking Music Collection.

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For Guitar solo (Manger)

 Complete Score
#344088 - 0.22MB, 2 pp. -  3.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (2- !N/!N/!N - 829x

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Bernhard Manger (2014/9/14)

PMLP533917-Bach-Prelude-in-D-BWV846.pdf
Arranger:

Bernhard Manger

Publisher Info.:

Bernhard Manger

Copyright:

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 [tag/del]

Misc. Notes:

Transposed to D-Major and simplified.

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For Violin (Lévêcque)
See: 3 Etudes Gymnastiques, Op.27, by Emile Lévêcque
For Violin (Zolnowski)

 Complete score
#335865 - 0.29MB, 4 pp. -  6.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1- !N/!N/!N - 432x

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Maciejzolnowski (2014/7/24)

PMLP05948-Bach Prelude C Ave Maria.pdf
Arranger:

Maciej Zolnowski

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Maciej Zolnowski

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Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 [tag/del]

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Fugue

For 4 Recorders (Eijkhout)

 Complete score
#338789 - 0.08MB, 4 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0- !N/!N/!N - 198x

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Victor (2014/8/10)

 tenor part
#338790 - 0.05MB, 1 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0- !N/!N/!N - 38x

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Victor (2014/8/10)

 bass 1 part
#338791 - 0.05MB, 1 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0- !N/!N/!N - 27x

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Victor (2014/8/10)

 bass 2 part
#338792 - 0.05MB, 1 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0- !N/!N/!N - 25x

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Victor (2014/8/10)

 greatbass
#338793 - 0.04MB, 1 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0- !N/!N/!N - 27x

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Victor (2014/8/10)

 musescore source, zipped
#338794 - 0.01MB, ? pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0- !N/!N/!N - 26x

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Victor (2014/8/10)

PMLP533917-score.pdf
Arranger:

Victor Eijkhout

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Victor Eijkhout

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For 4 Viols (Watanabe)

 Complete score
#129585 - 0.09MB, 2 pp. -  4.7/10 2 4 6 8 10 (3- !N/!N/!N - 3025x

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wrshannon (2011/9/26)

 Thematic analysis score
#129586 - 0.10MB, 2 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0- !N/!N/!N - 772x

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wrshannon (2011/9/26)

 Treble Viol 1
#129587 - 0.11MB, 2 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0- !N/!N/!N - 408x

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wrshannon (2011/9/26)

 Treble Viol 2
#129588 - 0.11MB, 2 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0- !N/!N/!N - 218x

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wrshannon (2011/9/26)

 Tenor Viol
#129589 - 0.11MB, 2 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0- !N/!N/!N - 229x

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wrshannon (2011/9/26)

 Bass Viol
#129590 - 0.11MB, 2 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0- !N/!N/!N - 282x

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wrshannon (2011/9/26)

 Engraving files (MusicXML)
#177499 - 0.01MB, ? pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0- !N/!N/!N - 228x

ZIP typeset by arranger
wrshannon (2011/9/26)

WIMA.77e1-Fugue BWV846.pdf
Arranger:

Hitoshi Watanabe

Publisher Info.:

Hitoshi Watanabe

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Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial Share Alike 3.0 [tag/del]

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General Information

Work Title Prelude and Fugue No.1 in C major, BWV 846
Alternative Title Praeludium et Fuga a quattro voci
Composer Bach, Johann Sebastian
Opus/Catalogue Number BWV 846
Key C major
Movements/Sections 2
Year/Date of Composition 1722 in Das wohltemperierte Klavier I, BWV 846-869 (No.1)
First Publication 1801
Average Duration 4 minutes
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation Clavier = Keyboard
Mss Sources Bach Digital (source list)
External Links Wikipedia article (on Das wohltemperierte Klavier)
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