Great Fantasia and Fugue in G minor, BWV 542
The Great Fantasia and Fugue in G minor, BWV 542, is an organ prelude and fugue by Johann Sebastian Bach. It acquired that name to distinguish it from the earlier Little Fugue in G minor, which is shorter. This piece is not to be confused with the Prelude and Fugue in A minor, which is also for organ and also sometimes called "the Great".
According to musicologist Christoph Wolff, Bach in 1720 performed the organ fugue on occasion of his visit to Johann Adam Reincken at Hamburg, the theme of which is based on a Dutch popular tune (called 'Ik ben gegroet van…'), presumably as an homage to Reincken's Dutch origin.
- Fantasia and Fugue, BWV 542, G minor: Scores at the International Music Score Library Project
- Video recording of the Fantasia in G minor (BWV 542) performed by Robert Smith on the 1969 Grant, Degens and Bradbeer organ of New College Chapel, Oxford
- Free download of BWV 542 recorded by James Kibbie on the 1736 Erasmus Bielfeldt organ in St. Wilhadi, Stade, Germany
- Score of "Ik ben gegroet van..."
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