Prelude (or other movement) and Fugue Music Recordings and Sheet 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.

Title Composer Instrument Period Ratings
Prelude and Fughetta, Op.41 Albert Roussel Organ Early 20th Century
Prélude et Fugue, Op.46 Albert Roussel Piano Early 20th Century
Präludium und Fuge, Op.9 Albert Becker Organ Romantic
4 Preludes and Fugues, Op.101 Aleksandr Glazunov Piano Romantic
Prélude et fugue, Op.62 Aleksandr Glazunov Piano Romantic
Prélude et fugue, Op.93 Aleksandr Glazunov Organ Romantic
Variations and Fugue on a Theme of J.S. Bach, Op.12 Aleksandr Winkler Chamber group Early 20th Century
Introduction and Fugato Alfred Herbert Brewer Organ Romantic
Introduzione e fuga, Op.67 Amilcare Zanella Piano Early 20th Century
Prelude and Fugue, Op.81 Amy Marcy Beach Piano Romantic
8 Preludes and Fugues, B.302 Antonín Dvořák Organ Romantic
Introduction et Fugue, Op.16 Arthur H. Bird Piano 4 hands Romantic
2 Pieces for Organ Arthur Honegger Organ 20th Century
Prélude, Arioso, and Fughetta on the name BACH, H 81 Arthur Honegger Piano Early 20th Century
Orgelstücke, Präludien und Fugen August Wilhelm Bach Organ Romantic
3 Preludes and Fugues, Op.99 Camille Saint-Saëns Organ Late 19th century
3 Preludes and Fugues, Op.109 Camille Saint-Saëns Organ Late 19th century
6 Preludes and Fugues, Op.603 Carl Czerny Organ Romantic
Fantasia and Fugue in C minor, H.75.5 Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach Organ Classical
Prélude, Fugue and Variation, Op. 18 César Franck Organ Romantic