Fantasia sopra 'Jesu meines Lebens Leben', H.639 (Bach, Carl Philipp Emanuel)

Authorship Note
Attribution to C.P.E. Bach is dubious. - see note below.



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Copyist Johann Friedrich Hering (1724-1810)
Publisher. Info. Manuscript, n.d.(ca.1751-99).
Misc. Notes Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin (D-B): Bach P 778 (1)
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General Information

Work Title Fantasia sopra 'Jesu meines Lebens Leben', H.639
Alternative. Title
Composer Bach, Carl Philipp Emanuel
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. HeilB 639; Wq.n.v. 19
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. ICB 38
Key A minor
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Classical
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation oboe, 2 treble instruments, continuo/bass instrument (see below)
External Links Haynes Catalog

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Similar to several chorale preludes for oboe and organ by other composers from this time, however Bruce Haynes suggests that the bass line is too complex to be played on a pedal keyboard. He aslo attributes the work to J.S. Bach, based on stylistic grounds.