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Magatagan, Mike: Prelude & Fugue in G Minor for String Quartet

Prelude & Fugue in G Minor for String Quartet
BuxWV 148
Mike Magatagan

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Mike MagataganMike Magatagan (1960 - )
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Key :G minor
Copyright :Public Domain
Dietrich Buxtehude is probably most familiar to modern classical music audiences as the man who inspired the young Johann Sebastian Bach to make a lengthy pilgrimage to Lubeck, Buxtehude's place of employment and residence for most of his life, just to hear Buxtehude play the organ. But Buxtehude was a major figure among German Baroque composers in his own right. Though we do not have copies of much of the work that most impressed his contemporaries, Buxtehude nonetheless left behind a body of vocal and instrumental music which is distinguished by its contrapuntal skill, devotional atmosphere, and raw intensity. He helped develop the form of the church cantata, later perfected by Bach, and he was just as famous a virtuoso on the organ.

This piece in G minor is one of Buxtehude's larger more interesting praeludia. It is a bit unusual in its construction. It consists of a free section, two fugues, and a concluding bass ostinato section. As is common in Buxtehude's praeludia, there is a bit of free rhapsodic material in between the two fugues. The bass ostinato section is particularly peculiar. The ostinato itself is two bars plus one quarter note followed by a bar and three quarters of rest in the bass line. The rests in the bass line create an unusual ground bass, in which the ground is not sounding nearly half the time. On a large North German organ with an aggressive pedal division, this creates a very grand effect with the loud pedal division coming in and out of the texture.

Source: AllMusic ( gan-in-g-minor-buxwv-148-mc0002362980).

I created this Interpretation of the Prelude & Fugue in G Minor (BuxWV 148) for String Quartet (2 Violins, Viola & Cello).
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Added by magataganm the 2018-08-04

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