Toccata, Adagio, and Fugue, BWV 564, by J. S. Bach
Transcribed for Piano by John W. Pratt, PDF $14.84
BWV 564 is unusual among Bach's big organ works. It has a middle movement, an Adagio with an elaborate and gorgeous melody which can benefit greatly from the piano's shaded, nuanced dynamics and articulation. The fugue, too, is atypical - light and lighthearted, well suited to the piano, with a fading coda that is if anything harder to treat convincingly on the organ than on the piano. The exuberant Toccata is also highly effective and fun to play on the piano. Click to preview p1 of the score for Bach's Toccata, Adagio, and Fugue for piano.
Piano part, 15 pages; Total, 17 pages.