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The concert band music now playing is J.S. Bach's Contrapunctus 9 from The Art of Fugue for concert band.
Johann Sebastian Bach
The Art of Fugue
for concert band
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 concert 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 ninety-three minutes of contrapuntal music, The Art of Fugue for concert band offers an ensemble many opportunities to show both its technical precision and musical expressiveness. You can also see more detailed program and performance notes on The Art of Fugue for concert band by clicking the link below.
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. 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. 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. 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.
Notes on The Art of Fugue for concert band.
You may purchase the entire Art of Fugue for concert band collection at once, the individual fugues (called Contrapunctus) separately or the canons as a separate set. You can listen to and view score pages from The Art of Fugue for concert band as well as our many selections of woodwind, brass, string and concert band music at our online store.
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