A Set of 10 Miscellaneous Fugues (Diettenhofer, Joseph)

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Fynnjamin (2012/8/10)

Editor Joseph Diettenhofer
2nd edition
Publisher. Info. London: Goulding, Phipps & D'Almaine, n.d.
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Work Title A Set of 10 Miscellaneous Fugues
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Composer Diettenhofer, Joseph
Title-page Details Title-page transcription
A Set of 10 Miscellaneous Fugues, with Two Introductions & one Voluntary. for the Organ or the Piano Forte; Three, of these Fugues are Composed by Handel, Three, by Joseph Diettenhofer, and Four, with the Voluntary, by the late Celebrated John Sebastian Bach, Organist, Composer, & Conductor of the Music at the Cathedral at Leipzig in Germany. Chiefly intended for the Use of Organists.
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. None [force assignment]
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 13 pieces (10 fugues, 2 introductions, 1 voluntary)
  1. Diettenhofer: Fugue I in F major
    Fugue the 1st of four subjects by Handel adapted from the voices of his Alexanders Feast with the pedals necessary
  2. Diettenhofer: Fugue II in B minor
    This is called a Fugata originally composed for two parts by Handel; and now with an addition of a third part
  3. Diettenhofer: Voluntary in C minor
    A short Voluntary on the Diapason
  4. Handel: Fugata III in C minor
  5. Diettenhofer: Fugue IV in G major 'Non nobis Domine'
    Taken from a Fugue of four voices by Diettenhofer, and adapted by him for the organ: the Voluntary In G major in Johann Ernst Eberlin's book of Fugues Part the 2d. before Fugue the 3d., may likewise be play'd before this Fugue.
  6. Diettenhofer: Fugue V in D major
    A fugue taken from a Quartetto of violin parts; and now adapted with alterations by him, for the organ. The Voluntary in D major, in Eberlin's Book of Fugues & Voluntaries Part the 2d., before Fugue the 1st., may also be Play'd before this Fugue.
  7. Diettenhofer: Introduction in C major
    When Sappho tun'd the raptur'd Strain &c. A Glee, first composed by Mr. Danby for three voices, but afterwards composed for four voices with additions & alterations; & also adapted now for the organ with the Introduction, & Fugue following by Diettenhofer.
  8. Diettenhofer: Fugue VI in C major
  9. J.S. Bach: Fugue VII in D minor
    In D, with the 3d. minore and of three subjects
  10. J.S. Bach: Fugue VIII in C major
  11. J.S. Bach: Fugue IX in C minor
  12. J.S. Bach: Voluntary (Prelude) in B minor, with the Fugue following.
  13. Diettenhofer: Fugue X in B minor
First Publication. 1802
Dedication John Wall Callcott
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Classical
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation organ or piano

Misc. Comments

  • A very early English publication of J.S. Bach's music. From Part I of Bach's '48': fugues BWV 846/2 and 849/2, prelude & fugue BWV 869, a portion of the unfinished fugue from the 'Art of Fugue' (BWV 1080/19) with an ending provided by Diettenhofer.