J.S. Bach ~ Prelude & Fugue XVI in g minor, II

The tragedy and majesty of the g minor Prelude immediately asserts itself. I shape the voices and distinguish them by use of connectivity and discontinuity, the tympanum of the dotted notes riding a spectrum from militaristic to ultra-lyric.

The admonishment of repeated notes that make up the 2nd half of the Fugue’s subject is leavened by the clarion call of redemption;s hope so pervasive even within this minor key.

 

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