File containing a photocopy of the complete score of The Bad-Tempered Electronic Keyboard (or 24 Preludes and Fugues), and five further draft original scores for Prelude Number 4, Fugue Number 4, Fugue Number 5 and Fugue Number 10.

Scope and Content

The complete score consists of a set of 24 preludes and fugues in all the major and minor keys plus a final fugal finale.

Handwritten by Burgess.

Administrative / Biographical History

Composed as a tribute to Johann Sebastian Bach on the three hundredth anniversary of his birth.

Location of Originals

"Anthony Burgess Papers", Harry Ransom Center: The University of Texas, Austin.


BURGESS, Anthony: The Bad-Tempered Electronic Keyboard - Stephane Ginsburgh plays piano music by Anthony Burgess. (Grand Piano GP773) Duration: 82 minutes. Recorded July 2017 in Studio 1, Flagey, Brussels.