Fugue in G Minor (Triple Fugue)
by A L Barnes, reprint of 1899 Edward Schuberth
This is a new printing of the original edition on sturdy, acid-free paper. Barnes’s Fugue in G Minor
is an impressive strict triple fugue that represents the height of American organ polyphony.
We include a photo and descriptive list of his organ music by Stephen H Best. 12 pages. Highest quality guaranteed. Size of music is
13.5" x 10.5"
This Is Newly Printed Music
Albert Lewis Barnes
(1861-1906) was born in Illinois but was closely associated with Utica, New York,
for most of his life. He was involved with the organ in every aspect from playing and
teaching to maintenance and building. (Read Steve’s entire
research in this PDF
.) The “Triple Fugue” displays the three themes on the first page (see below), and they
are marked throughout the piece. Note that Theme I is B-A-C-H.
From the Utica Daily Press
, May 6, 1899, regarding this piece: “Very gratifying to Uticans are Mr.
Eddy’s compliments upon the music written by A. L. Barnes of this city, and dedicated to Mr. Eddy and which the
latter played at his concert here [at Grace Church]. At the spread given in his honor at the Fort Schuyler Club after
the concert, Mr. Eddy proposed a toast to the health of Mr. Barnes, saying that he regarded the composition one of the
very best pieces of organ music ever written by an American. Mr. Eddy enjoys a most enviable reputation as an organist
and his favorable opinion in such a matter is a compliment well worth having.” I restored this piece from Frederic
Archer’s personal copy; click the image to view the inscription. Difficult.