The Well-Tempered Clavier – Part 1

Walkthrough - Prelude and Fugue No. 2 in C Minor (6)

Fugue: Bars 10 - 14

The subject reappears, now in the more open and heroic colours of E-Flat major. The second episode modulates back to C minor. There are many different ways to articulate the lower voices; playing sixteen successive quavers (eighth notes) the same way is not interesting. My solution is one of many possibilities. Fugue: Bars 15 - 17 The answer to the E-Flat entry in the dominant key, G minor. The third episode is patterned on the codetta (bars 3 and 4). A gradual crescendo over the next three bars...

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