Prelude & Fugue No.19

Johann Sebastian Bach

Prelude & Fugue No.19 in A major

BWV888 • “The Well-tempered Clavier Book 2: Prelude & Fugue No. 19”

About this work

In this pair of miniatures, the prelude is a pastoral, three-voice sinfonia in 12/8 meter. The fugue, too, employs three voices, entering in ascending order. Bach sets off the rhythm of its relatively fast-running theme against the dotted rhythm of the accompanying material.