Learning Exercise

Well-Tempered Clavier: Module 10

Listening and reading exercise on fugue 10 (E 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 E minor fugue at: http://bach.nau.edu/clavier/nature/fugues/Fugue10.html
  2. Read the narrative, at the end of which you'll find a link to two possible online assessments. The narrative is available in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.


  • Topics: counterfugue, double counterpoint, canon, Möbius 
  • Key concepts: Only two-voiced fugue is canon comprised of two parts (fugue/counterfugue) in double counterpoint; fugue likened to Möbius strip.


  1. Answer the ten questions at one of the following URLs, as instructed by your teacher:
    http://www2.nau.edu/tas3/wtc/i10questB.html (or)
  2. Enter your name and instructor's email at the top of the page, then click the "Send to Instructor" button.
  3. Extra Credit: make a Möbius strip out of this fugue at: