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Fugue BWV 852 from the Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1 for String Quartet

By Johann Sebastian Bach

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String Quartet - Advanced Intermediate
Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). Arranged by Lisa Ochoco. Baroque Period, World, Recital. Score, Set of Parts. 17 pages. Published by Lisa Ochoco (S0.300537).

Item Number: S0.300537

This fugue is the 7th fugue in Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier Book 1, which was written for the piano, and consists of 2 sets of 24 Preludes and Fugues.

The original piece was written in the key of Eb for 3 voices. Transposing it to the key of G puts it in a better range for strings. The viola and cello parts are doubling each other in some places, but I didn't want them to be identical throughout the entire piece, so to create 4 voices that were unique, I added notes to parts to fill in areas that would be empty.

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