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    Similarity yes, plagiarism no. Bach was an avowed admirer of Buxtehude's music - so much so that he walked a very great distance to hear Buxtehude play and "...learn this and that about his art." It's entirely possible that the one piece inspired the other, but in his original works, Bach never copies anything from other composers verbatim.

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    Hello John and welcome to the forum. Good to read your imput

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    Is it possible that both composers based their works on a previously existing piece, perhaps from the Lutheran liturgy?
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    In the classical world many composers borrowed from other composers it was quite common.
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    Quote Originally Posted by teddy View Post
    Hello John and welcome to the forum. Good to read your imput

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    Is it possible that both composers based their works on a previously existing piece, perhaps from the Lutheran liturgy?
    Both pieces are commonly referred to as "gigue" fugues. They are a stylization of a particular type of dance music.

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    Even my untrained ear can hear similarities, but that is all. I could listen to both pieces quite happily without the imprisons spoiling things

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