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'Contrapunctus 7' By J.S.Bach BWV 1080 from 'The Art of the Fugue' for Saxophone Quartet.

By Johann Sebastian Bach

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Saxophone Quartet (Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Baritone) - Advanced Intermediate - Digital Download
Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). Arranged by Stephen Davies. Baroque Period, Recital. Score, Set of Parts. 11 pages. Published by Stephen Davies (S0.326912).

Item Number: S0.326912

Many scolarly, and some frankly impenetrable, analyses have been written on the subject of Contrapunctus 7, all available on the internet somewhere (mainly if you can't sleep!). So I would simply say that the motif throughout is stretched, further elongated, scrunched up, placed on different beats, played upsidedown, sideways, shortened, further shortened, over the bar, under the bar, off to the bar(!), and so on, it shouldn't work!! But of course it really does, really! I've known this piece for many years, but it was not until I began unravelling it for the Clarinet/Saxophone versions that I must again doff my cap to old J.S. and his enduring genius!

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