Manuscript Becker III.8.43. owned by the Sachsische Landes- und Universitatsbibliothek contains 4 fugues by Johann Ludwig Krebs. The scribe made lots of errors in his transcriptions. So it is a bit of a guess sometimes what is actually meant. The first of these four is the fugue in c minor, KrebsWV 426. It has a dramtic theme with a minor seventh as central interval. Krebs even manages to create a small stretto with this theme. As usual, editorial choices are indicated in the score.

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

pdf_iconKrebs, Fuge, c moll (KrebsWV 426)




  1. Daniele Calorio

    September 18, 2018 at 13:33


    Dear Auke,
    I did not have time to compare the two editions but I point out that the Krebs’s Fuge in c moll has already been published by
    Kleemeyer, Hermann (ed.)
    Postludien-Buch – 100 Tonstücke aller Art
    Early 20th century
    see pag.32.
    Best regards
    Daniele Calorio

    • admin

      September 18, 2018 at 20:18


      Hallo Danielle,
      I did not know that edition. There are quite a few differences with the manuscript source I used (and thus with my edition). Unfortunately Kleemeyer does not give any reference to the source he used, so we cannot determine how much of his edition is based on editorial decisions and how much is based in an actual source. And my edition has the added advantage of providing a seperate staff for the pedal part.

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