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
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.
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 purchase the entire Art of Fugue for band collection at once, the individual fugues (called Contrapunctus) separately or the canons as a separate set. You can hear sound samples and look at sample score pages from The Art of Fugue for band at our online shop. You can also 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 band.
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