Das wohltemperierte Klavier II, BWV 870-893 (Bach, Johann Sebastian)

Ambox notice.png
This page is only for complete editions and multiple selections from Das wohltemperierte Klavier II. For most arrangements, see the separate pages
for the individual preludes and fugues. For the first set of 24 preludes and fugues, see: Das wohltemperierte Klavier I, BWV 846-869.

Contents

Performances

Recordings

Selections

MP3 file (audio)
Lekro (2014/7/28)

OGG file (audio)
Lekro (2014/7/28)

Performer Pages Raymond Smullyan (piano)
Publisher Info. Pandora Records/Al Goldstein Archive
Copyright
Purchase
Javascript is required for this feature.

MP3 file (audio)
Max Norman (2011/10/13)

Performer Pages Max Norman (Piano)
Publisher Info. Max Norman
Copyright
Misc. Notes Prelude performed without repeats.
Purchase
Javascript is required for this feature.

MP3 file (audio)
Brancaleone (2014/12/13)

MP3 file (audio)
Lumineux (2016/7/1)

MP3 file (audio)
Lumineux (2016/7/1)

Performer Pages Peter Bradley-Fulgoni (piano)
Publisher Info. Peter Bradley-Fulgoni
Copyright
Misc. Notes BVW 875 Recorded at the Great Hall of Leeds University on February 8th 2004.
BWV 876-77 recorded June 2016 in St. Paul's Hall, Huddersfield University
Peter Hill (sound engineer)
Purchase
Javascript is required for this feature.

MP3 file (audio)
Carolus (2010/8/30)

Performer Pages Randolph Hokanson (Piano)
Publisher Info. Pandora Records/Al Goldstein Archive
Copyright
Misc. Notes Professor Hokanson's 90th Birthday recital, 18 June 2006. Recorded by Al Swanson at Brechmin Hall, University of Washington Music School.
Purchase
Javascript is required for this feature.

MP3 file (audio)
Drelnis (2010/10/4)

Performers Drelnis, piano
Publisher Info. Drelnis
Copyright
Purchase
Javascript is required for this feature.

MP4 file (audio/video)
Visionfugitiva (2011/1/16)

Performer Pages Marco Alejandro Gil Esteva (Piano)
Publisher Info. Marco Alejandro Gil Esteva
Copyright
Purchase
Javascript is required for this feature.

MP3 file (audio)
Jürgen Noll (2013/4/4)

Performer Pages Jürgen Noll (Piano)
Publisher Info. Jürgen Noll
Copyright
Purchase
Javascript is required for this feature.
For 2 Trumpets and 2 Trombones (Rondeau)

MP3 file (audio)
Michrond (2012/5/1)

Performer Pages Michel Rondeau (trumpet)
Performers with Michel Villeneuve (trumpet),
Eric Vaillantcourt (trombone), Timothy Keels (tuba)
Publisher Info. Michel Rondeau
Copyright
Misc. Notes These file(s) are part of the Werner Icking Music Collection.
Purchase
Javascript is required for this feature.

Naxos Search

Search key: bach "bwv 870"

Javascript not enabled.

Synthesized/MIDI

Complete

For Piano 4 hands (Bertini)

MID file (audio/video)
Reccmo (2012/1/21)

MID file (audio/video)
Reccmo (2012/1/21)

MID file (audio/video)
Reccmo (2012/1/21)

MID file (audio/video)
Reccmo (2012/1/21)

MID file (audio/video)
Reccmo (2012/1/21)

MID file (audio/video)
Reccmo (2012/1/21)

MID file (audio/video)
Reccmo (2012/1/21)

MID file (audio/video)
Reccmo (2012/1/21)

MID file (audio/video)
Reccmo (2012/1/21)

MID file (audio/video)
Reccmo (2012/1/21)

MID file (audio/video)
Reccmo (2012/1/21)

MID file (audio/video)
Reccmo (2012/1/21)

MID file (audio/video)
Reccmo (2012/1/21)

MID file (audio/video)
Reccmo (2012/1/21)

MID file (audio/video)
Reccmo (2012/1/21)

MID file (audio/video)
Reccmo (2012/1/21)

MID file (audio/video)
Reccmo (2012/1/21)

MID file (audio/video)
Reccmo (2012/1/21)

MID file (audio/video)
Reccmo (2012/1/21)

MID file (audio/video)
Reccmo (2012/1/21)

MID file (audio/video)
Reccmo (2012/1/21)

MID file (audio/video)
Reccmo (2012/1/21)

MID file (audio/video)
Reccmo (2012/1/21)

MID file (audio/video)
Reccmo (2012/1/21)

Performers James L. Bailey
Publisher Info. James L. Bailey
Copyright
Misc. Notes These file(s) are part of the Werner Icking Music Collection.
Purchase
Javascript is required for this feature.

Selections

For Keyboard solo (Composer)

MP3 file (audio)
Papu (2015/1/12)

Performers Haruhara Nano (Papu)
Publisher Info. Haruhara Nano
Copyright
Misc. Notes Recordings on YAMAHA CLP-500 & CX7M/128 (ESEQ to SMF) Converted in TiMidiTy++ & Sonatina_Symphonic_Orchestra's Piano
Purchase
Javascript is required for this feature.

MID file (audio/video)
Reccmo (2012/5/7)

MID file (audio/video)
Reccmo (2012/5/7)

MP3 file (audio)
Reccmo (2012/4/7)

Performers Synthesized MIDI
Publisher Info. Max Brezhestovski
Copyright
Misc. Notes These file(s) are part of the Werner Icking Music Collection.
Purchase
Javascript is required for this feature.

Prelude in C-sharp major, BWV 872 (No.3)

For Guitar (Manger)

MP3 file (audio)
Bernhard Manger (2016/1/8)

Performers Bernhard Manger
Publisher Info. Bernhard Manger
Copyright
Misc. Notes Synthesizer recording of the guitar arrangement.
Purchase
Javascript is required for this feature.

Prelude and Fugue in D-sharp minor, BWV 877 (No.8)

For Organ (Gouin)

MID file (audio/video)
Keanur (2013/12/6)

MID file (audio/video)
Keanur (2013/12/6)

Performers MIDI file by Pierre Gouin
Publisher Info. Montréal: Les Éditions Outremontaises, 2013
Copyright
Misc. Notes Transposed to D minor.
Purchase
Javascript is required for this feature.

Prelude and Fugue in F-sharp minor, BWV 883 (No.14)

For 2 Trumpets and 2 Trombones (Rondeau)

MID file (audio/video)
Michrond (2012/5/1)

MID file (audio/video)
Michrond (2012/5/1)

Performers MIDI
Publisher Info. Michel Rondeau
Copyright
Misc. Notes These file(s) are part of the Werner Icking Music Collection.
Purchase
Javascript is required for this feature.

Prelude and Fugue in A minor, BWV 889 (No.20)

For 2 Saxophones (Hamon)

MID file (audio/video)
Reccmo (2012/4/7)

Performers Synthesized MIDI
Publisher Info. Pierre Hamon
Copyright
Misc. Notes These file(s) are part of the Werner Icking Music Collection.
Purchase
Javascript is required for this feature.

Sheet Music

Scores

Complete

PDF scanned by D-Dl
Fynnjamin (2014/12/12)

Copyist Peter August (1726-1787)
Publisher. Info. Manuscript, n.d.(ca.1760-87).
Copyright
Misc. Notes RISM 211020097
Purchase
Javascript is required for this feature.
PMLP05899-bach wohltemperierte clavier 2 415089972.pdf

PDF scanned by US-R
Worov (2014/9/13)

Editor First edition
Publisher. Info. Vienna: Hoffmeister & Comp., n.d.[1801]. Plate 91.
Copyright
Misc. Notes This file is part of the Sibley Mirroring Project.
Purchase
Javascript is required for this feature.
SIBLEY1802.28754.b734-39087031763115bach wtc2.pdf

PDF scanned by US-CAe
Worov (2010/4/19)

PDF scanned by US-CAe
Worov (2010/4/19)

Publisher. Info. Paris: Richault, n.d.[1828]. Plate 1168.R.
Copyright
Purchase
Javascript is required for this feature.
PMLP05899-WTC 2.pdf

PDF scanned by Unknown
gus (2012/1/26)

Editor Franz Kroll (1820–1877)
Publisher. Info. Bach-Gesellschaft Ausgabe, Band 14
Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, 1866. Plate B.W. XIV.
Copyright
Misc. Notes The whole book in one file.
Purchase
Javascript is required for this feature.
PMLP05899-2.pdf

PDF scanned by Unknown
Feldmahler (2006/11/25)

PDF scanned by Unknown
Feldmahler (2006/11/25)

PDF scanned by Unknown
Feldmahler (2006/11/25)

PDF scanned by Unknown
Feldmahler (2006/11/25)

PDF scanned by Unknown
Feldmahler (2006/11/25)

PDF scanned by Unknown
Feldmahler (2006/11/25)

PDF scanned by Unknown
Feldmahler (2006/11/25)

PDF scanned by Unknown
Feldmahler (2006/11/25)

PDF scanned by Unknown
Feldmahler (2006/11/25)

PDF scanned by Unknown
Feldmahler (2006/11/25)

PDF scanned by Unknown
Feldmahler (2006/11/25)

PDF scanned by Unknown
Feldmahler (2006/11/25)

PDF scanned by Unknown
Feldmahler (2006/11/25)

PDF scanned by Unknown
Feldmahler (2006/11/25)

PDF scanned by Unknown
Feldmahler (2006/11/25)

PDF scanned by Unknown
Feldmahler (2006/11/25)

PDF scanned by Unknown
Feldmahler (2006/11/25)

PDF scanned by Unknown
Feldmahler (2006/11/25)

PDF scanned by Unknown
Feldmahler (2006/11/25)

PDF scanned by Unknown
Feldmahler (2006/11/25)

PDF scanned by Unknown
Feldmahler (2006/11/25)

PDF scanned by Unknown
Feldmahler (2006/11/25)

PDF scanned by Unknown
Feldmahler (2006/11/25)

PDF scanned by Unknown
Feldmahler (2006/11/25)

PDF scanned by Unknown
Feldmahler (2006/11/25)

PDF scanned by Unknown
Feldmahler (2006/11/25)

Editor Franz Kroll (1820–1877)
Publisher. Info. Bach-Gesellschaft Ausgabe, Band 14
Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, 1866. Plate B.W. XIV.
Copyright
Purchase
Javascript is required for this feature.
BWV0870.pdf

PDF scanned by Unknown
Jimfu (2009/3/29)

PDF scanned by Unknown
Jimfu (2009/3/29)

PDF scanned by Unknown
Jimfu (2009/3/29)

PDF scanned by Unknown
Jimfu (2009/3/29)

PDF scanned by Unknown
Jimfu (2009/3/29)

PDF scanned by Unknown
Jimfu (2009/3/29)

Editor Carl Czerny (1791–1857)
Publisher. Info. New York: G. Schirmer, n.d.(1892). Plate 11016
Copyright
Purchase
Javascript is required for this feature.
PMLP05899-Prelude and Fugue No.1 C major, BWV 870.pdf

PDF scanned by Unknown
Innocente (2008/9/18)

PDF scanned by Unknown
Innocente (2008/9/18)

Editor Ferruccio Busoni (1866–1924)
Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, Ed.8276, 1915. Plate 27452
Copyright
Misc. Notes Busoni cat. no. BV B 25, part 2. Notes in German.
Purchase
Javascript is required for this feature.
PMLP05899-wtc 2 book 1.pdf

PDF scanned by Unknown
Ottaviano (2009/8/4)

PDF scanned by Unknown
Ottaviano (2009/8/4)

PDF scanned by Unknown
Ottaviano (2009/8/4)

PDF scanned by Unknown
Ottaviano (2009/8/4)

Editor Ferruccio Busoni (1866–1924)
Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, 1916. Plate 27452
Reprinted Wiesbaden, n.d.(ca.1982)
Copyright
Misc. Notes Busoni cat. no. BV B 25, part 2. Notes in German.
Purchase
Javascript is required for this feature.
PMLP78769-Bach-Busoni WTC2 Part1 1-7 BH W pn27452.pdf

PDF scanned by piano.ru
worov (2010/6/28)

PDF scanned by piano.ru
worov (2010/6/28)

Editor Franz Kroll (1820–1877)
Carl Czerny (1791–1857)
Adolf Ruthardt (1849–1934)
Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Edition Peters, n.d.(1937)
Copyright
Purchase
Javascript is required for this feature.
PMLP05899-WTC 2 No 1-12.pdf

PDF scanned by Unknown
Worov (2010/2/11)

PDF scanned by Unknown
Worov (2010/2/11)

Editor Bruno Mugellini (1871–1912)
Publisher. Info. Warsaw: PWM, n.d.(1964)
Copyright
Misc. Notes Text in Polish, title page and contents in Russian. It is possible that this edition is a re-engraving of the Breitkopf issue from 1908 with the text translated into Polish.
Purchase
Javascript is required for this feature.
PMLP05899-WTC2-Mugellini-No1-12.pdf

PDF scanned by piano.ru
Ottaviano (2010/3/6)

PDF scanned by piano.ru
Ottaviano (2010/3/6)

Editor Hans Bischoff (1852–1889)
Publisher. Info. Moscow: Muzyka, n.d.(ca.1965)
Copyright
Misc. Notes This is NOT the original Bischoff-edition: prefaces, footnotes and appendices are missing; the score seems to be newly engraved (system and page breaks are different from the original).
Purchase
Javascript is required for this feature.
PMLP05899-Bach-WTC2bischoff.Nos1-12muz.pdf

PDF scanned by piano.ru
worov (2010/7/2)

PDF scanned by piano.ru
worov (2010/7/2)

Editor Bruno Mugellini (1871–1912)
Publisher. Info. Moscow: Muzyka, n.d.(ca.1965).
Copyright
Purchase
Javascript is required for this feature.
PMLP05899-WTC 2 No 1-12 (Mugellini).pdf

PDF scanned by piano.ru
Worov (2016/2/14)

Editor Hermann Keller (1885-1967)
Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Edition Peters, 1971. Plate E.P. 12075.
URTEXT EDITION 
This "urtext" or "scholarly" (scientific) edition was published at least 25 years ago in the EU (or 20 years ago in Italy, before 1992 in the former USSR). Hence, the edition is public domain in its country of origin or a government publication. Such editions are also public domain in Canada because they fail to meet the minimum 'threshold of originality' to qualify for copyright as an 'adaptation'. They may not be public domain elsewhere. More information about this can be found here.
Please obey the copyright laws of your country. IMSLP does not assume any sort of legal responsibility or liability for the consequences of downloading files that are not in the public domain in your country.
Copyright
Misc. Notes Preface dated 1960.
Purchase
Javascript is required for this feature.
PMLP05899-bach-wtk-ur-2.pdf

Alternate versions

PDF scanned by Unknown
Fdamiani (2007/6/13)

Editor Alfred Dörffel (1821–1905)
Publisher. Info. Bach-Gesellschaft Ausgabe, Band 45.1
Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, 1897. Plate B.W. XLV(1).
Copyright
Purchase
Javascript is required for this feature.
WTC II var.pdf

PDF scanned by Unknown
Peter (2007/1/18)

Editor Ernst Naumann (1832–1910)
Publisher. Info. Bach-Gesellschaft Ausgabe, Band 36
Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, 1890. Plate B.W. XXXVI.
Copyright
Purchase
Javascript is required for this feature.
Bach - BGA - BWV 870a-872a-875a.pdf

PDF typeset by editor
Pierre Gouin (2012/5/22)

PDF typeset by editor
Pierre Gouin (2012/5/22)

PDF typeset by editor
Pierre Gouin (2012/5/22)

Editor Pierre Gouin - Contact
Publisher. Info. Montréal: Les Éditions Outremontaises, 2012
Copyright
Misc. Notes Urtext.
Purchase
Javascript is required for this feature.
PMLP05899-Bach Prelude BWV870a.pdf

Selections

PDF typeset by editor
Reccmo (2012/5/7)

ZIP typeset by editor
Reccmo (2012/5/7)

Editor Max Brezhestovski
Publisher. Info. Max Brezhestovski
Copyright
Misc. Notes These file(s) are part of the Werner Icking Music Collection.
Purchase
Javascript is required for this feature.
WIMA.bdc4-BWV-878.pdf

PDF scanned by Unknown
Perlnerd666 (2008/10/12)

Copyist Hermann Kretzschmar (1848–1924)
Publisher. Info. Autograph manuscript, n.d.
Reprinted Bach-Gesellschaft Ausgabe, Band 44
Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, 1895. Plate B.W. XLIV.
Copyright
Purchase
Javascript is required for this feature.
PMLP05900-BGA44 31.pdf

PDF typeset by editor
Reccmo (2012/5/7)

ZIP typeset by editor
Reccmo (2012/5/7)

Editor Max Brezhestovski
Publisher. Info. Max Brezhestovski
Copyright
Misc. Notes These file(s) are part of the Werner Icking Music Collection.
Purchase
Javascript is required for this feature.
WIMA.c431-bwv 888.pdf

PDF typeset by editor
Reccmo (2012/4/7)

Editor Max Brezhestovski
Publisher. Info. Max Brezhestovski
Copyright
Misc. Notes These file(s) are part of the Werner Icking Music Collection.
Purchase
Javascript is required for this feature.
WIMA.a1f3-bwv-891-in-b.pdf

Arrangements and Transcriptions

Complete

For Piano 4 hands (Bertini)

PDF typeset by editor
Reccmo (2012/1/21)

PDF typeset by editor
Reccmo (2012/1/21)

PDF typeset by editor
Reccmo (2012/1/21)

PDF typeset by editor
Reccmo (2012/1/21)

PDF typeset by editor
Reccmo (2012/1/21)

ZIP typeset by editor
Reccmo (2012/2/14)

Arranger Henri Bertini (1798-1876)
Editor James L. Bailey
Publisher. Info. James L. Bailey
Copyright
Misc. Notes Le Clavier bien tempéré II collection des préludes et fugues de Jean Sébastien Bach arrangées pour le piano à quatre mains par Henri Bertini jeune
These file(s) are part of the Werner Icking Music Collection.
Purchase
Javascript is required for this feature.
WIMA.8b13-wtc2sco.pdf
For 2 Violins, Viola and Cello (Albrecht)

PDF typeset by arranger
Notenschreiber (2011/7/8)

PDF typeset by arranger
Notenschreiber (2011/7/8)

PDF typeset by arranger
Notenschreiber (2011/7/8)

PDF typeset by arranger
Notenschreiber (2011/7/8)

PDF typeset by arranger
Notenschreiber (2011/7/8)

Arranger Hartwig Albrecht
Publisher. Info. Werner Jaksch
Copyright
Purchase
Javascript is required for this feature.
PMLP05899-Bach Wohltemperiertes Klavier II.pdf

Selections

For Organ (Reger)

PDF scanned by US-R
Icactus (2011/6/22)

PDF scanned by US-R
Icactus (2011/6/22)

PDF scanned by US-R
Icactus (2011/6/22)

PDF scanned by US-R
Icactus (2011/6/22)

PDF scanned by US-R
Icactus (2011/6/22)

Editor Max Reger (1873–1916)
Publisher. Info. Ausgewählte Klavierwerke, für die Orgel bearbeitet von Max Reger, Bd.1-3
Leipzig: Joseph Aibl, 1902. Plates 3026-3030.
Reprinted Vienna: Universal Edition, n.d.
Copyright
Misc. Notes This file is part of the Sibley Mirroring Project.
Purchase
Javascript is required for this feature.
PMLP05899-Prelude and Fugue Cmajor -870-plate3026.pdf
For String Quartet (Hofmann)

PDF scanned by US-R
Icactus (2011/6/21)

PDF scanned by US-R
Icactus (2011/6/21)

PDF scanned by US-R
Icactus (2011/6/21)

PDF scanned by US-R
Icactus (2011/6/21)

PDF scanned by US-R
Icactus (2011/6/21)

PDF scanned by US-R
Icactus (2011/6/21)

PDF scanned by US-R
Icactus (2011/6/21)

PDF scanned by US-R
Icactus (2011/6/21)

Arranger Richard Hofmann (1844-1918)
Publisher. Info. Leipzig: C.F.W. Siegel, n.d. Plates 7796-7797.
Copyright
Misc. Notes This file is part of the Sibley Mirroring Project.
Purchase
Javascript is required for this feature.
SIBLEY1802.7568.0f23-39087009546922violin1 v1.pdf
For Violin and Viola (Hermann)

PDF scanned by Theo Wyatt
KGill (2010/9/8)

PDF scanned by Theo Wyatt
KGill (2010/9/8)

Arranger Friedrich Hermann (1828–1907)
Publisher. Info. London: Augener, n.d.(ca.1905). Plate 12910.
Reprinted London: Merton Music, No.2305 (Nos.1–10), 2306 (Nos.11–12), n.d.(1996-2010).
Copyright
Misc. Notes Contains arrangements of preludes from both books.
This file is part of the Merton-Ourtext Project.
The pages have been arranged 2-up in imposition (booklet) order for duplex printing on A3 paper and require an A3 printer. Alternatively, this work can be mail-ordered from Ourtext's website: click here. Ourtext prints have undergone editing, and legibility and accuracy can be expected to be superior to Merton archive files displayed here.
Purchase
Javascript is required for this feature.
PMLP05948-2305.Bach-20PrWTC.Hermannv1(Vn.Va.).pdf

Prelude in C-sharp major, BWV 872 (No.3)

For Guitar (Manger)

PDF typeset by arranger
Bernhard Manger (2016/1/8)

Arranger Bernhard Manger
Publisher. Info. Bernhard Manger
Copyright
Misc. Notes Transposed to G major, shortened and simplified.
Purchase
Javascript is required for this feature.
PMLP05899-Bach-Prelude-in-G-BWV872.pdf

Prelude and Fugue in D-sharp minor, BWV 877 (No.8)

For Keyboard (Gouin)

PDF typeset by editor
Keanur (2013/12/6)

PDF typeset by editor
Keanur (2013/12/6)

Editor Pierre Gouin - Contact
Publisher. Info. Montréal: Les Éditions Outremontaises, 2013
Copyright
Misc. Notes Urtext, except transposed in D minor to avoid too many alterations.
Purchase
Javascript is required for this feature.
PMLP05899-Bach JS CBT II Prelude 8 BWV877 Dm.pdf

Prelude and Fugue in F-sharp minor, BWV 883 (No.14)

For 2 Trumpets and 2 Trombones (Rondeau)

PDF typeset by arranger
Michrond (2012/5/1)

PDF typeset by arranger
Michrond (2012/5/1)

PDF typeset by arranger
Michrond (2012/5/1)

PDF typeset by arranger
Michrond (2012/5/1)

PDF typeset by arranger
Michrond (2012/5/1)

ZIP typeset by arranger
Michrond (2012/5/1)

PDF typeset by arranger
Michrond (2012/5/1)

PDF typeset by arranger
Michrond (2012/5/1)

PDF typeset by arranger
Michrond (2012/5/1)

PDF typeset by arranger
Michrond (2012/5/1)

PDF typeset by arranger
Michrond (2012/5/1)

ZIP typeset by arranger
Michrond (2012/5/1)

Arranger Michel Rondeau
Publisher. Info. Michel Rondeau
Copyright
Misc. Notes These file(s) are part of the Werner Icking Music Collection.
Purchase
Javascript is required for this feature.
WIMA.75ba-P14Sco.pdf

Prelude and Fugue in A major, BWV 888 (No.19)

For 3 Viols (Manger)

PDF typeset by arranger
Bernhard Manger (2013/2/7)

PDF typeset by arranger
Bernhard Manger (2013/2/7)

Arranger Bernhard Manger
Publisher. Info. Bernhard Manger
Copyright
Misc. Notes Transposed to G major. TrAB viols.
Purchase
Javascript is required for this feature.
PMLP05899-Bach WTK 2-19 score.pdf

Prelude and Fugue in A minor, BWV 889 (No.20)

For 2 Saxophones (Hamon)

PDF typeset by arranger
Reccmo (2012/4/7)

ZIP typeset by arranger
Reccmo (2012/4/7)

Editor Pierre Hamon
Publisher. Info. Pierre Hamon
Copyright
Misc. Notes These file(s) are part of the Werner Icking Music Collection.
Purchase
Javascript is required for this feature.
WIMA.5ca4-prelude n 20 J S Bach.pdf

Free Recordings

Javascript is required to submit files.

General Information

Work Title Das wohltemperierte Klavier II
Alternative. Title The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2
Praeludia und Fugen durch alle Tone und Semitonia / Preludes and Fugues through all tones and semitones
Composer Bach, Johann Sebastian
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. BWV 870–893
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 24 Preludes and Fugues:
  1. Prelude and Fugue in C major, BWV 870
    alternative versions: BWV 870a, BWV 870b
  2. Prelude and Fugue in C minor, BWV 871
  3. Prelude and Fugue in C-sharp major, BWV 872
    alternative version: BWV 872a
  4. Prelude and Fugue in C-sharp minor, BWV 873
  5. Prelude and Fugue in D major, BWV 874
  6. Prelude and Fugue in D minor, BWV 875
    alternative version: BWV 875a
  7. Prelude and Fugue in E-flat major, BWV 876
  8. Prelude and Fugue in E-flat minor, BWV 877
  9. Prelude and Fugue in E major, BWV 878
  10. Prelude and Fugue in E minor, BWV 879
  11. Prelude and Fugue in F major, BWV 880
  12. Prelude and Fugue in F minor, BWV 881
  13. Prelude and Fugue in F-sharp major, BWV 882
  14. Prelude and Fugue in F-sharp minor, BWV 883
  15. Prelude and Fugue in G major, BWV 884
  16. Prelude and Fugue in G minor, BWV 885
  17. Prelude and Fugue in A-flat major, BWV 886
  18. Prelude and Fugue in G-sharp minor, BWV 887
  19. Prelude and Fugue in A major, BWV 888
  20. Prelude and Fugue in A minor, BWV 889
  21. Prelude and Fugue in B-flat major, BWV 890
  22. Prelude and Fugue in B-flat minor, BWV 891
  23. Prelude and Fugue in B major, BWV 892
  24. Prelude and Fugue in B minor, BWV 893
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1740?
First Publication. 1801
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation clavier
External Links Wikipedia article
Wohltemperierte Klavier - scores at Sheet Music Plus


Misc. Comments

  • Title of first English edition: "The Well-Tempered Clavier, or Preludes and Fugues through all tones and semitones, relating to the major third, that is, Ut Re Mi, as well as those related to the minor third, that is, Re Mi Fa. Compiled and prepared for the benefit and practice of young musicians desirous of learning, as well as for the entertainment of those already versed in this particular study, by Johann Sebastian Bach, Anno 1722"