The Pedal-Exercitium in G Minor (BWV 598)is a very
short piece for organ in G minor. It is a complex
exercise meant only for the organ pedals, consisting of
fast passages and difficult articulation. The
handwriting of the manuscript is Carl Philipp Emanuel
Bach, son of Johann Sebastian.
The origins of the composition are uncertain: according
to the musicologist Alberto Basso this is a song that
Carl Philipp tried to transcribe on the spot while his
father was improvising to the pedals. The transcript,
however, does not have a conclusion.
Bach's authorship on this piece is doubtful and it may
have been composed by his son Carl Philipp Emanuel
Although originally written for Organ, I created this
modern interpretation of the Pedal-Exercitium in G
Minor (BWV 598) for Solo Viola.