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    Can anybody please help, there is a bach fugue in e Minor with a very famous motif that i would really like to know the catalogue number or official title of so i can find a recording of it.

    it has a pedal tone in the treble part in the introductory bars, its very familiar melody but i cannot seem to find anybody playing it on you tube etc which would let me get the correct name for this piece. I have two printed arrangements for classical guitar but they are both simply titled 'fugue in e Minor'.

    A description of the opening bar with key signature of e Minor is below as we cannot (?) paste a stave in the posts...

    common time : semiquaver rest on first downbeat beat then all semiquavers afterwards..

    4 # | ^ B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B E
    4 | A
    G G
    F F
    E E E E F G
    D# D# D#
    C#
    B


    then the melody is repeated up a fourth.


    thank you for any help!!!!

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    oh no!!!! i had no put any tags in an its come out wrong...i do it again...unless anyone can spot it anyhow...sorry

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    Default heres the stave " properly " described

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    A description of the opening bar with key signature of e Minor is below as we cannot (?) paste a stave in the posts...
    
    common time : semiquaver rest on first downbeat beat then all semiquavers afterwards..
    
      4 # | ^ B   B      B     B     B       B      B     B     B      B       B       B      B         B    B    E
      4    |       A           
                           G                                          G    
                                  F                             F
                                         E               E                                               E         E     F     G
                                                D#                                            D#           D#
                                                                                        C#
                                                                               B       
    
    
    then the melody is repeated up a fourth.
    
    
    thank you for any help!!!!

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    heres the opening bars in word doc >>>>

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    Hi rogster01 ... Welcome to this forum community, by the way.

    The piece you are referring to was written by JS Bach in D minor. It's the very famous Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, BWV 565 ... Here's a performance of this piece by organist Kurt Ison on the Sydney Town Hall organ.

    The passage you illustrated above is the beginning of the fugue section. Your version in E minor is probably a transcription from the original key to accommodate the lowest guitar string, which is an E.
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    Hahah thank you! i could kick myself because i thought yes it could be an arrangement of a piece originally in a different key but did not fancy trawling through the multitude of possibilites, i also considered prelude-fugue options. and toccata fugue but i discounted the d Minor work because it is quite commonly arranged for or played on guitar (especially by rock guitarists) in the original key, and on classical guitar it ccan work with the dropped D tuning which suits the instrument well. thus i overlooked it...BAh! haha.

    I wil now get a score and see about a good arrangement for guitar, staying with e Minor, the reason being i have one version which i find too 'light' on the voices and is arranged more like an invention and the other which is too 'heavy' on the voices making it cumbersome on the guitar, it is this heavier version i would like to compare withthe actual score...thank you for your help! And perhaps while i work on it i could post for advice on what to do with additional voices which cannot be easily accomodated on guitar, which i can leave out or what i should definelty include etc...if anyone could point me in the direction of a forum area where arrangers or composition discussions are...

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