The Art of Fugue

Our first project, and the primary reason for the existence of this press, is a new keyboard score of Johann Sebastian Bach’s The Art of Fugue, edited and engraved by Dr. Dominic Florence. It is available now in our store.

The music found in our score is based primarily upon the first editions produced in 1751 and 1752 (significantly, these were completed after Bach’s death), while the original 1742 manuscript serves as a secondary source. We have attempted to create an edition that is suitable for research, analysis, education and practical study.

To view and download five sample pages from the reference score, please click here.

To view and download five sample pages from the performance score, please click here.

Visit our About page to learn more about our reference and performance scores, or click here to download the free Contrapunctus Press Companion, which includes comprehensive editorial commentary.