Concerto in D Minor, BWV 596 composed by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). Arranged by David Marlatt. For Double Brass Quintet. Brass Ensemble - Quintet; Masterworks; Part(s); Score. Eighth Note Publications. Baroque. Duration 00:09:32. Published by Eighth Note Publications (AP.81-DBQ964).
ISBN 1554722292. Baroque.
The Concerto in D minor is a truly exciting addition to the double brass quintet repertoire. This arrangement has been taken from an organ work by Bach. It is one of the transcriptions from a set of 12 concertos for strings and basso continuo by Vivaldi entitled L’Estro Armonico. The transition from organ to brass makes the piece all the more exciting adding additional colours to Vivaldi’s original writing. The slow movement features the piccolo trumpet with the trumpets and trombones adding rhythmic chords in cup mutes. A guaranteed success in a recital or concert program and combined with the natural acoustics of a church, this powerful music could be the central work in a brass choir program.