2 Part Fugue in D minor, Hess 236 nr.5 (Corrected by Albrechtsberger)(mp3)
Based on theme Nr.10 from Albrechtsberger's list. No.5 from Nottebohm's Chapter IV, p.80. Corrected by Albrechtsberger. Here scored for french horn and trombone. Dates from about 1794-95.
Thirty years after his studies with Albrechtsberger, Beethoven said the following about da Palestrina : 'Pure church music ought to be performed by voices only, except a "Gloria," or some similar text. For this reason I prefer Palestrina; but it is folly to imitate him without having his genius and religious views; it would be difficult, if not impossible, too, for the singers of today to sing long notes in a sustained and pure manner.' (Krehbiel, p.54)