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
Bachianas brasileiras No.1, W246 Heitor Villa-Lobos Chamber group Early 20th Century
Introduction, Passacaglia and Fugue, Op.96 Max Reger Chamber group Romantic
Preludes and Fugues, Op.28 Oskar Böhme Chamber group Romantic
Toccata and Fugue in C minor Michel Rondeau Chamber group 21st Century
Variations and Fugue on a Theme of J.S. Bach, Op.12 Aleksandr Winkler Chamber group Early 20th Century
Fantasia and Fugue in A minor, BWV 944 Johann Sebastian Bach Harpsichord Baroque
Prelude and Fugue in D minor, GWV 826 Christoph Graupner Harpsichord Baroque
The Well Tempered Clavier, Book I, BWV 846-869 Johann Sebastian Bach Harpsichord Baroque
Prelude, Fugue and Allegro in Eb, BWV 998 Johann Sebastian Bach Open Instrumentation Baroque
Präludium, Fuge und Choral Johann Joseph Abert Orchestra Romantic
2 Pieces for Organ Arthur Honegger Organ 20th Century
3 Preludes and Fugues, Op.37 Felix Mendelssohn 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
4 Präludien und Fugen für die Orgel, Op.85 Max Reger Organ Romantic
5 leicht ausführbare Präludien und Fugen für die Orgel, Op.56 Max Reger Organ Romantic
6 Organ Pieces Thomas Adams I Organ Romantic
6 Preludes and Fugues, Op.6 Johann Georg Albrechtsberger Organ Classical
6 Preludes and Fugues, Op.603 Carl Czerny Organ Romantic
8 Kleine Präludien und Fugen, BWV 553-560 Johann Sebastian Bach Organ Baroque