Contrapunctus No. 3 composed by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). Arranged by David Marlatt. For Brass Quintet. New York Festival List. Eighth Note Publications. Baroque. Duration 00:02:30. Published by Eighth Note Publications (AP.81-BQ9730).
ISBN 1554722381. Baroque.
The famous Art of the Fugue by Bach has been arranged for string orchestra and brass quintet. This new version uses the brilliant colour of the 2 trumpets against the warmer sound of the horn, trombone, and tuba. There is a significant section in the middle in which just the bottom three voices are playing and that dark rich sound is truly a successful scoring. There is an optional e-flat trumpet part to keep the upper lines more light.