Prelude (or other movement) and Fugue music

The tradition of combining a prelude and a fugue to form a set of pieces can be traced back to the works of Johann Sebastian Bach, particularly his two books of preludes and fugues, known as the Well Tempered Clavier. Although he was not the first composer to write cycles of preludes and fugues, his reputation and the elevated nature of his work helped establish the format, which would be reproduced by many composers in the classical and romantic periods.
TitleComposerInstrumentPeriodRatings
Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565 Johann Sebastian Bach Organ Baroque
The Well Tempered Clavier, Book I, BWV 846-869 Johann Sebastian Bach Harpsichord Baroque
The Well Tempered Clavier, Book II, BWV 870-893 Johann Sebastian Bach Piano Baroque
Prelude, Fugue and Allegro in Eb, BWV 998 Johann Sebastian Bach Open Instrumentation Baroque
Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C major, BWV 564 Johann Sebastian Bach Organ Baroque
Prélude, Fugue and Variation, Op. 18 César Franck Organ Romantic
Chromatic Fantasia & Fugue, BWV 903 Johann Sebastian Bach Piano Baroque
Fantasia & fugue in Gm, BWV 542 Johann Sebastian Bach Organ Baroque
Fantasia and Fugue in A minor, BWV 904 Johann Sebastian Bach Piano Baroque
Prelude and Fugue in Eb, BWV 552 Johann Sebastian Bach Organ Baroque
Toccata and Fugue in Dm, BWV 538 Johann Sebastian Bach Organ Baroque
Prelude & Fugue no. 8, BWV 853, from 'Das wohltemperierte Klavier I' Johann Sebastian Bach Piano Baroque
Prelude and Fughetta in G, BWV 902 Johann Sebastian Bach Piano Baroque
Prelude and Fugue no. 2 in Cm, BWV 847 Johann Sebastian Bach Piano Baroque
Fantasia and Fugue in Cm, BWV 906 Johann Sebastian Bach Piano Baroque
Prelude and Fugue in C major, BWV. 545 Johann Sebastian Bach Organ Baroque
Fantasia and Fugue in Cm, BWV 537 Johann Sebastian Bach Organ Baroque
Fantasia and fugue in Gm, BWV 542 Johann Sebastian Bach Organ Baroque
8 Kleine Präludien und Fugen, BWV 553-560 Johann Sebastian Bach Organ Baroque
Prelude and Fugue in Cm, BWV 549 Johann Sebastian Bach Organ Baroque
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