Prelude and Fugue in C major, BWV 553 (Bach, Johann Sebastian)

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Work Title Prelude and Fugue in C major
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Composer Bach, Johann Sebastian
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. BWV 553 ; BC.J28
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IJB 975
Key C major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 2 sections:
  1. Praeludium
  2. Fuga
First Publication. 1852 or earlier? (from the 8 Kleine Präludien und Fugen, BWV 553-560, No.1)
Leipzig: Peters - Hofmeister's Monatsbericht (1852), p.185
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation organ
Primary Sources Bach Digital (source list)
Extra Information "Bach’s Eight Short Preludes and Fugues bwv553–60 have also been attributed to both Tobias and Ludwig [Krebs]; on stylistic grounds neither seems likely." (Hugh J. McLean. "Krebs." In Grove Music Online. Oxford Music Online)

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