Learning Exercise

Well-Tempered Clavier: Module 16

Listening and reading exercise on fugue 16 (G minor) of JS Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier in performance by Dr. Philip Goeth on the organ. Includes online assessment.

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Exercise

  1. Listen to the G minor fugue at:
    http://bach.nau.edu/clavier/nature/fugues/Fugue16.html
  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

  • Topics: structure of subject/countersubject, melodic inversion, double counterpoint 
  • Key concepts: Countersubject is derived from the subject by melodic inversion and reordering of head/tail; fugue likened to fractal.

Assessment

  1. Answer the ten questions at:
    http://www2.nau.edu/tas3/wtc/i16quest.html.  
  2. Enter your name and instructor's email at the top of the page, then click the "Send to Instructor" button.