Prelude and Fugue in A minor, BWV 551 (Bach, Johann Sebastian)





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Copyist Johannes Ringk (1717-1778)
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Editor Ernst Naumann (1832-1910)
Publisher. Info. Bach-Gesellschaft Ausgabe, Band 38 (pp.17-22)
Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, 1891. Plate B.W. XXXVIII.
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Publisher. Info. Neue Bach-Ausgabe, Serie IV, Band 6 (pp.63-67)
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Fuga (No.2)

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Copyist Johann Nicolaus Mempel (1713-1747)
Publisher. Info. Manuscript, n.d.[1740].
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For Piano (Stark)

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Arranger Ludwig Stark (1831-1884)
Publisher. Info. Frankfurt am Main: Th. Henkel, n.d. Plate 321.
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General Information

Work Title Prelude and Fugue in A minor
Alternative. Title Præludium con Fuga in a
Composer Bach, Johann Sebastian
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. BWV 551 ; BC J 25
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IJB 485
Key A minor
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 2 sections:
  1. Præludium
  2. Fuga
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1707 ca.
First Publication. 1891 or before
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation organ
Primary Sources Bach Digital (source list)

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