Post by Andrew Schulman Post by Arthur Ness
Gigue from the Third English Suite (BWV 808).
Not really. Take a look at it. It's a very "memorable" gigue. Like Steve I
studied the Third English Suite as a college freshman at Eastman. (I just
happened to remember the title, too.) It's such an unusual fugue/gigue, with
a subject that spans an octave and a fifth in range. After the double bar.
the subject appears in contrary motion. The second entry starting on low D
would even be a symmetrical inversion if all the F's were sharp. That is
the pattern of black and white keys up and down the keyboard is the same if
you start on D.
Alas, Bernhard Ziehn was born _#after#_ Bach. He built an entire system of
music theory on the idea of symmetrical inversions.