Johann Sebastian Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565

Title

Johann Sebastian Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565

Subject

Intricate organ music.

Description

Johann Sebastian Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D minor (BWV 565) is a classic work of organ music by the great composer. As with many works, particularly organ works, there is no autographed manuscript of BWV 565. Nonetheless, versions of the "original" manuscript yet persist and have been studied and imitated for years after publication. The title of the work is multi-fold and refers primarily to the progression of the music. The "toccata" refers to the free, expansive opening of the work, while the "fugue," the portion that Joyce draws parallels to, is representative of the fugal section in which the musical notes compete against one another both in succession and all at once.

Creator

Johann Sebastian Bach

Source

IMSLP

http://imslp.org/wiki/Toccata_and_Fugue_in_D_minor,_BWV_565_%28Bach,_Johann_Sebastian%29

Publisher

Felix Mendelssohn

Date

1833 (Publication)

Contributor

Aisha Chughtai

Relation

Johann Sebastian Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565

Format

PDF (9 pages; 8 x 11)

Language

German

Type

Music

Identifier

James Joyce: Fuga per canonem

Original Format

Sheet music

Files

Taccata and Fugue in D minor.pdf
Bach Toccata and Fuge in D Minor.png

Citation

Johann Sebastian Bach, “Johann Sebastian Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565,” James Joyce Digital Interpretations, accessed November 12, 2018, https://jamesjoyce.omeka.net/items/show/113.