Fugue à la gigue

Johann Sebastian Bach

Fugue à la gigue in G major

BWV577 • “Jig”

About this work...

Unique among Bach's works -- assuming it is by Bach -- this is a fugue in jig-time, the sort of thing one finds in Buxtehude and Pachelbel, but at a lower skill level. It begins, innocently enough, with a cheerful tune in dotted Gigue rhythm, but quickly proves to be a treacherous test of virtuosity with its rapid, fou... read more