For a long time now I've been toying with the idea of recording all eight of the "Little Preludes and Fugues" formerly attributed to J. S. Bach (1685-1750), currently attributed to no one in particular.
They're fun little pieces and a good way to show off an organ, I think. Recording all eight would allow the performer to try contrasting registrational possibilities within the whole project and within each work.
Anyway, I'm done toying with the idea. I've got new organ shoes, a digital recorder, and I've even glanced at some of the Preludes and Fugues I didn't play before.
I think I'm ready to stop toying with this idea and actually follow through on it.
Here's an early test run of the first Prelude and Fugue in C Major (BWV 553).
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