Can you identify this organ piece?
August 1, 2011 9:32 PM   Subscribe

Can you help me identify this piece of music?

This one's a bit of a tough question, but I thought that there may be some music enthusiasts out there who may be able to identify the piece played in this video.
posted by perpetualstroll to Media & Arts (8 answers total)
Sorry, here's the clickable link!
posted by perpetualstroll at 9:33 PM on August 1, 2011

Did you run this through Shazam already?
posted by devnull at 10:37 PM on August 1, 2011

It's from Bach's Art of the Fugue. It sounds kinda like Contrapunctus 7, but I didn't go through and listen carefully to all 14 of the fugues to compare.
posted by free hugs at 11:08 PM on August 1, 2011

It's most definitely not from the Art of the Fugue. It's not even a strict fugue, just an seembly of theme treatments in a fugato style. Sounds like one generation before Bach, or very young Bach. I'm still looking. There's so many of such pieces out there...
posted by Namlit at 12:24 AM on August 2, 2011

It's the fugue from Buxtehude's Prelude & Fugue in F sharp minor
posted by monkey closet at 1:33 AM on August 2, 2011

BuxWV 146
posted by monkey closet at 1:36 AM on August 2, 2011

monkey closet has it, I was just about to post the same. Here's a youtube link. Fugue starts at 1:36.
posted by Namlit at 2:34 AM on August 2, 2011

I am utterly blown away by how quickly you were able to identify this piece. Thank you!
posted by perpetualstroll at 1:39 PM on August 2, 2011

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