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Bach Little Fugue in G Minor for Brass Quintet BWV 578

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By Johann Sebastian Bach

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Brass Quintet - Advanced - Digital Download
Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). Arranged by Stephanie Daige. Baroque Period. Score, Set of Parts. 29 pages. Published by Stephanie Daige (S0.278073).

Item Number: S0.278073

This "little" fugue is one of Bach's most famous and beloved keyboard works. Re-imagined for brass quintet, it is a challenging and fun setting for this fugue.  The five instruments take turns entering with the subject of the fugue, and interplay back and forth with the other instruments.  The timbres of the different instruments add a whole new textural dimension to this already fascinating work by J.S. Bach. I considered the need to breathe for each of these brass instruments, which obviously wasn’t an issue in the original version intended for organ. This piece would be appropriate for advanced high school students, college students,or professionals. It would do well in a chamber music concert, a church, or between acts of a larger ensemble concert,perhaps in another location of the auditorium while a (quiet!) set change is taking place. It would also work well as prelude or lobby music. The duration is just over three minutes (or longer if you prefer to take it slower). Each measure is numbered individually for convenience during rehearsals.


I hope you will enjoy performing this piece as much as I have enjoyed arranging it! There is also a version of this piece available for woodwind quintet. Please check out my other arrangements at:

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