Fantasie und Fuge a-Moll, BWV 904By Johann Sebastian Bach / arr. Olaf Mühlenhardt 5 Saxophones SATBar (Opt. B) Conductor Score & Parts Item: 01-ADV7543
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Bach composed this piece around 1725 at the beginning of his Leipzig years. The character of the "Fantasie" is serious and grave; even in the interludes a contemplative mood prevails. Its concerto form is strictly symmetrical: the main theme appears four times with three interludes between. The four-part double "Fugue" exemplifies Bach's superior contrapuntal craftsmanship as he combines two contrasting themes---one that's diatonic, rhythmic and agile, and another that consists of a descending chromatic line.