Two pieces of the mysterious H.W. Tauscher that are worth re-editing appeared in a periodical called “Orgel Journal”, in 1835. One is a choral prelude on “Jesu meine Freude”, the other an intricate 5-voice fugue on “B-A-C-H”. The chorale prelude was the subject of the previous post, the fugue is the subject of this post.
The fugue treats several possibilities of this famous theme: rectus, different forms of stretto, inversion and diminution (last pedal statement of the theme). Whoever Tauscher was, he knew his counterpoint.

The recording was done on the sample set of the Müller-organ in the Sint Bavokerk in Haarlem by Voxus Organs for Hauptwerk.

Hw: Octaaf 8′, Octaaf 4′, Quintpraestant 3′, Trompet 8′, Trompet 4′
Rw: Praestant 8′, Octaaf 4′, Superoctaaf 2′, Mixtuur, Trompet 8′
Ped: Praestant 16′, Octaaf 8′, Octaaf 4′, Mixtuur, Ruischquint 3′, Bazuin 16′, Trompet 8′, Trompet 4′
Hw+Rw, Ped+Rw

Bar 56:
Bw: Praestant 8, Octaaf 4′, Nasard 3′, Nachthoorn 2′, Mixtuur
Rw: + Fagot 16′
+ Hw+Bw

Bar 86:
Hw: +Praestant 16′, +Mixtuur, +Trompet 16′

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