Friedrich WIlhelm Marpurg, Fuga Es Dur

Marpurg's fugue in Es major, is a three part fugue that shows once again that Marpurg new how to write a fugue. After the first exposition, Marpurg plays mostly with the first half of the fugue theme. The seventh leaps of the fugua theme only appear in the soprano voice and the alto voice in the exposition. In the remainder of the fugue they only appear in the bass voice. Again a clever way of writing. It makes you constantly think that the fugue theme is being played, well in fact it is only part of it.


The recording was done with the Hauptwerk software and the sampleset, made by Sonus Paradisi, of the Janke organ in the Stadtkirche of Bückeburg (

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