The Bach Buch
18 Transcriptions of J.S. Bach for Chamber Winds
by Johann Sebastian Bach
Chamber Music - Sheet Music

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Chamber Music Bass Clarinet 2, Bassoon 1, Bassoon 2, Clarinet 1, Clarinet 2, Flute 1, Flute 2, Oboe 1, Oboe 2, alto Saxophone, soprano Saxophone

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18 Transcriptions of J.S. Bach for Chamber Winds. Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach. Folder. Baroque. Set of Score and Parts. With Standard notation. 64+12+12+12+12+12+12+12+12+12+12+12+12+12+12 pages. Duration 48 minutes. Theodore Presser Company #114-41448. Published by Theodore Presser Company (PR.114414480).

ISBN 9781598063264. UPC: 680160597932. 9x12 inches. Key: Bb major. Transcribed by Carter Pann.

A unique collection of elegant transcriptions of Bach’s keyboard and instrumental gems scored for 10 woodwinds, with flexible scoring and ossia parts – ideal for schools and “pull-out” groups on wind ensemble concerts.
The music of Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) is a gift. Nearly every piece that poured out of this man is as inspired and perfected as the next. His body of work has cut a deep incision in the recorded history of music and set a benchmark to which all the contrapuntal masters who followed have aspired to meet.The transcriptions found within this volume add to the thousands upon thousands of versions of his music already re-worked for different groups and media. The music here does not, however, embellish Bach’s own scores (save but for a couple of instances in which it was felt necessary to add an inner voice to serve the expansive range of the ten woodwinds). The selections are ordered (loosely) to assume a smooth, inclined trajectory of both difficulty and musical breadth. The first piece is a small and simpleminuet, the last is a long interior movement of one of the most beloved and advanced violin concertos in the whole repertoire.As a keyboard player I grew up learning and falling in love with much of Bach’s music at the piano. For this very reason, much of this volume consists of the composer’s keyboard works. One cannot, however, deny many of the most cherished works from Bach’s oeuvre when compiling a set of transcriptions, and many of those “hits” are included here as well.Departing from a traditional harmoniemusik ensemble, I have replaced the horns here with saxophones. There are two reasons: 1) the nature of much of this music requires instruments with an ease of agility not executable so readily on the horn; and 2) the opportunity for saxophone players to be included in such an ensemble was very attractive, pedagogically.I hope you enjoy these gems from such a great genius.