Book 2 of this excellent volume analyses in depth Bach's Preludes and Fugues No's 25 to 48. Informed comments and summaries m ake this an invaluable aid to the understanding of the work of a great master.
The object of the present Analysis is to place in the hands of students a detailed and exhaustive scheme of every Prelude and Fugue. In the Preludes the mode of procedure has been: 1) To give the Figure upon which each Prelude is built; 2) To give the Prelude itself in full and copiously marked, or in a reduced form showing the structure; 3) a 'Summary' of the piece; and lastly, general 'remarks' upon the structure and treatment of the materials. For the Fugues a Tabulated Analysis-bar by bar- is first given, then a 'summary' and 'remarks' as before.