Prelude and Fugue in A Minor
Orchestra - Grade 3.5
Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). Arranged by Elizabeth Start. Part(s); Score; String Orchestra. Belwin Concert String Orchestra. Form: Fugue; Prelude. Baroque; Masterwork Arrangement. 124 pages. Published by Belwin Music (AP.33688).
Item Number: AP.33688
Baroque; Masterwork Arrangement.
From Book I of Bach's The Well-Tempered Klavier, this lively reworking of the "Prelude and Fugue in B-flat minor, No. 22" provides students the wonderful experience of playing Baroque counterpoint in a minor key. Though rhythms are not complex, counting skills will be honed. The piece remains mainly in first position, yet also includes melodic augmented seconds. In the five-part fugue, the double basses have their own independent line, so let them shine.