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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  1. Listen to the G minor 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: 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.


  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.