The Well-Tempered Clavier (Bk.I), Prelude and Fugue in D major, Bwv.850

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Composer:Bach, Johann Sebastian (1685-1750), German
Instruments:Faux "Pleyel Harpsichord" (with 16' register)
Submitter:Karageanes, Jim
Email:Doctor_Zorba (e-mail)
Arranger:Karageanes, Jim - U.S. (1943- )
Multiple sources and authoritative editions were consulted, primarily Bach-Werke-Verzeichnis, Leipzig, 1950-1966. The fugue is properly performed in the French Overture style (Tovey) employing a slightly unsteady rhythm and double-dotting every long note that precedes a much shorter note.
Written ~1722, number 5 of 24 preludes & fugues in the Book I of WTC.
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