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
8 Kleine Präludien und Fugen, BWV 553-560 Johann Sebastian Bach Organ Baroque
9 Toccatas and Fugues Johann Ernst Eberlin Organ Baroque
14 Preludes, Fugues and Toccatas Matthias Weckmann Organ Baroque
Chromatic Fantasia & Fugue, BWV 903 Johann Sebastian Bach Piano Baroque
Dreyfaches Musicalisches Exercitium Johann Baptist Anton Vallade Organ Baroque
Fantasia and Fugue in A minor, BWV 561 Johann Sebastian Bach Organ Baroque
Fantasia and Fugue in A minor, BWV 904 Johann Sebastian Bach Piano Baroque
Fantasia and Fugue in A minor, BWV 944 Johann Sebastian Bach Harpsichord Baroque
Fantasia and Fugue in C minor, BWV 562 Johann Sebastian Bach Organ Baroque
Fantasia and Fugue in Cm, BWV 537 Johann Sebastian Bach Organ Baroque
Fantasia and Fugue in Cm, BWV 906 Johann Sebastian Bach Piano Baroque
Fantasia and Fugue in Cm, BWV 906 Johann Sebastian Bach Piano Baroque
Fantasia and Fugue in D minor, BWV 905 Johann Sebastian Bach Piano Baroque
Fantasia and fugue in Gm, BWV 542 Johann Sebastian Bach Organ Baroque
Fantasia & fugue in Gm, BWV 542 Johann Sebastian Bach Organ Baroque
Fantasie and Fugue Johann Ernst Bach Piano Baroque
Praeludium, Fuga et Finale in E minor Johann Caspar Ferdinand Fischer Organ Baroque
Praeludium, Fuga et Finale in G minor Johann Caspar Ferdinand Fischer Organ Baroque
Preambulum and Fugue in C major Vincent Lubeck Organ Baroque
Preambulum and Fugue in C minor Vincent Lubeck Organ Baroque