Amis Musical Circle
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The concert band music now playing is J.S. Bach’s Contrapunctus 9 from The Art of Fugue for band.
Johann Sebastian Bach
The Art of Fugue
If you are looking for Bach’s Art of Fugue transcribed for band, you’ve come to the right place. Amis Musical Circle is a classical music publishing company offering the arrangements, transcriptions and compositions of Kenneth Amis, tuba player of the world renowned Empire Brass. This transcription of the The Art of Fugue for band includes all fourteen fugues and four canons that were originally supposed to be part of Bach's last collection (there is also a bonus canon included). At over 93 minutes of contrapuntal music, The Art of Fugue for band offers an ensemble many opportunities to show both its technical precision and musical expressiveness.
Johann Sebastian Bach’s Art of Fugue was begun in the last decade of his life and represents the last great collection by the master composer. By 1750, fugue writing had gone out of style and The Art of Fugue did not receive the commercial success that his family had hoped. Nevertheless, the Art of Fugue took the idea of contrapuntal design to a new level and represents the work of a seasoned composer at the height of his artistic and intellectual genius. In this work, Bach explores various contrapuntal possibilities through the construction of several fugues and canons which show a level of sophistication and variety that remains unparalleled to this day. Never before nor hence has there been such a fusion of beauty and logic in the exploration of the principles of counterpoint. You can see more detailed program and performance notes on The Art of Fugue for band by clicking the link below.
Program and performance notes on The Art of Fugue for band.
You can purchase the entire Art of Fugue for band collection at once, the individual fugues (called Contrapunctus) separately or the canons as a separate set. Please visit our online shop where you can listen to and view score pages from The Art of Fugue for band our many selections of woodwind, brass, string and concert band music.
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Our Summer 2005 catalogue and order form are now available for printing as Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) files. To view and print the .pdf version of the catalogue and order form you will need Adobe's free Acrobat Reader, which is easy to install and use on any platform with any browser. Our printed catalogue includes music for many mediums including brass music, woodwind music, string music, mixed chamber ensemble music, concert band music, orchestral music and CDs by various brass artists. All selections are also available here online where you can listen to sound samples from many of the selection. You can use Windows Media Player, Real Network's free RealPlayer or any other compatible media player to listen to the WAV files and real audio files on this site.
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Please see our ordering information page or email us through our contact page and we'd be happy to answer any any questions you may have. To view and print the .pdf version of the catalogue and order form you’ll need Adobe's free Acrobat Reader. You can use Windows Media Player, Real Network's free RealPlayer or any compatible media player to hear the sound files on this site.
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