Learning Exercise

Well-Tempered Clavier: Module 19

Listening and reading exercise on fugue 19 (A major) of JS Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier in performance by Edward Parmentier on the harpsichord. Includes online assessment.


"Bach to School" is open-content curriculum that threads its way through four summative works of J. S. Bach.  Designed... see more


  1. Listen to the A major fugue at:
  2. Read the narrative, at the end of which you'll find a link to the online assessment. The narrative is available in English and Spanish.


  • Topics: double fugue, imbrications of motive, Dante, Milton 
  • Key concepts: Double fugue's disjunct subject developed by imbrications of motives; stepwise 2nd subject flies; etymology of fugue considered in Divine Comedy and Paradise Lost.


  1. Answer the ten questions at:
  2. Enter your name and instructor's email at the top of the page, then click the "Send to Instructor" button.