"Little Fugue in G Minor"

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J. S. Bach--Germany

  For centuries, generations of the Bach family had been musicians.  Johann Sebastian Bach was the greatest talent of the family.  His vocal music was written mostly for the Lutheran church using the tunes of familiar hymns as his inspiration.  He was also an expert at writing a fugue—a musical design in which one voice states an idea and other “voices” enter imitating the first idea.  In “Little Fugue in G minor”, written for the pipe organ, you’ll hear the opening idea enter four times starting at a high pitch with each entrance coming in a little lower. 

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