Prelude and Fugue in C major, BWV 545 (Bach, Johann Sebastian)

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Carl Smith VU (2020/1/28)

Publisher Info. Carl Smith, 1989.
Performers Carl Smith
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Misc. Notes Recorded live 13 June 1989 at Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta, Palazzuolo s/O. The organ by Lingiardi, finished in 1876, incorporates (in its entirety) an older organ by Callido, originally installed in a church in Venice.
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Vangi (2018/6/24)

Performer Pages Helmut Walcha (organ)
Publisher Info. Archiv Produktion, 1957. AP 37022.
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For Orchestra (Rondeau)

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Michrond (2017/3/8)

Publisher Info. Michel Rondeau, 2017.
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Misc. Notes These file(s) are part of the Werner Icking Music Collection.
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Prelude (No.1)

For Organ

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Wiki03 (2011/3/16)

Publisher Info. Walter F. Zielke
Performers Walter F. Zielke
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Misc. Notes Schnitger/Zwolle virtual organ model
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For 4 Recorders (Kok)

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Reccmo (2012/4/30)

Publisher Info. Jan Kok
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Misc. Notes These file(s) are part of the Werner Icking Music Collection.
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Sheet Music

Scores

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1st Version and 5th Version (BWV 545 I, Ib, III; BWV 545.3)

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BachFan (2023/2/1)

Copyist Copyist Anon. 303 = C. P. E. Bach VI
Publisher. Info. Manuscript, n.d.(ca.1750-60).
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Misc. Notes Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin (D-B): Mus. ms. Bach P 290 (2)
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BachFan (2023/2/1)

Copyist Johann Andreas Dröbs (1784-1825)
Publisher. Info. Manuscript, 1800.
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Misc. Notes Leipziger Stadtbibliothek (D-LEm): Becker III. 8. 21 (3)
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shikamoo (2006/8/26)

Editor Wilhelm Rust (1822-1892)
Publisher. Info. Bach-Gesellschaft Ausgabe, Band 15 (pp.212-17)
Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, 1867. Plate B.W. XV.
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Fugalicious (2018/7/24)

Editor Dietrich Kilian (1928-1984)
Publisher. Info. Kassel: Bärenreiter-Verlag, No.BA 5175, 1972. (pp.10-19)
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Misc. Notes 600 dpi. Page size is 12 × 9 inches.
From the Bärenreiter edition of Bach's complete organ works.
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2nd Version (BWV 545a; BWV 545 Ia, BWV 545.1)

Prelude and Fugue in C major

3rd Version (BWV 545b; BWV 545 Ic)

4th Version (BWV 545 II; BWV 545.2)

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Copyist Johann Peter Kellner (1705-1772)
Publisher. Info. Manuscript, after 1727.
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Misc. Notes Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin (D-B): Mus. ms. Bach P 286 (1a-b)
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Arrangements and Transcriptions

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Michrond (2017/3/8)

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Michrond (2017/3/8)

Arranger Michel Rondeau (b. 1948)
Publisher. Info. Michel Rondeau, 2017.
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Misc. Notes Orchestration: Flute, Oboe, Clarinet(Bb), Bassoon, Horn(F) 2 Trumpets(C), Trombone, Timpani and Strings
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For 2 Violins, Viola and Cello (Bartoli)

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For Violin, Viola and Cello (Bartoli)

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Arranger Russ Bartoli (b. 1951)
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Misc. Notes this version uses advanced double-stopping in all 3 parts
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For Piano 4 hands (Gleichauf)

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Morel (2011/12/5)

Arranger Franz Xaver Gleichauf (1801-1856)
Publisher. Info. Orgel-Compositionen, Band I (pp.18-23)
Leipzig: C.F. Peters, n.d. Plate 8088.
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For Piano 4-Hands (Sechter)

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Arranger Simon Sechter (1788-1867)
Copyist Simon Sechter (1788-1867)
Publisher. Info. Manuscript, 1832.
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Misc. Notes Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin (D-B): Mus. ms. Bach P 925 (3)
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For Piano (Liszt)
See: Preludes and Fugues by J.S. Bach, S.462 (No.2)

Prelude

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Reccmo (2012/4/30)

Arranger Jan Kok
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Misc. Notes These file(s) are part of the Werner Icking Music Collection, and are also included in the Mondrup Recorder Collection.
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Fugue

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Corjanbib (2010/12/17)

Arranger Jan Van Duffel
Publisher. Info. Antwerp: Jan Van Duffel, 2003
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General Information

Work Title Prelude and Fugue in C major
Alternative. Title
Composer Bach, Johann Sebastian
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. BWV 545
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IJB 503
Key C major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 2 sections (1 version 3):
  1. Præludium
  2. Largo (BWV 529.2, Version BWV 545 II)
  3. Fuga
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. Arnstadt/Mühlhausen Period (?); rev. Weimar and Leipzig
I =BWV 545 Præludium & Fuge C-Dur EZ: Urfassung Arnstadt/Mühlhausen
Ia = BWV 545a Frühfassung Præludium & Fuge C-Dur EZ: Frühfassung Weimar
Ib EZ: Revidierte Urfassung Weimar
Ic = BWV 545b Præludium, Trio & Fuge B-Dur EZ: Weimar (Authenticity doubtful)
II Præludium, Trio & Fuge C-Dur EZ:

Neufassung Mittelsatz 529/2 Weimar
III EZ: Reinschrift ohne Trio-Mittelsatz Leipzig

First Publication. 1812
Average DurationAvg. Duration 6:26 mins. (BWV 545 II: 10:11 mins., BWV 545a: 5:08 mins., BWV 545b: 12:47 mins.)
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation organ
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Published in 1838 by Haslinger (Hofmeister's Monatsbericht (1838), p.186); this is a republication of an earlier SA Steiner edition (1820s?) of BWV 543-548. Published ca.1812 by J. Riedl.


Organ Works by Johann Sebastian Bach