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Johannes Stert

Johannes Stert

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Subtitle: A fantasy in 3 movements for large wind band based on motives from the 'Ciaccona in D minor for Solo Violin' by J.S. Bach

General Info

Year: 2013
Duration: c. 11:45
Difficulty: VI (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: HAFABRA Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - €222.00   |   Score Only (print) - €45.00


1. Elegy - 3:28
2. Intermezzo - 2:15
3. Andante - Pomposo - Fugue and Finale - 6:51


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute Ia-Ib-IIa-IIb (IIb doubling Alto Flute)
Soprano Recorder (minimum 4 players)
Alto Recorder (minimum 4 players)
Oboe I-II
English Horn
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet Ia-Ib-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet I-II (II doubling B-flat Contrabass Clarinet)
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Piccolo Trumpet
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II
Bass Trombone
Euphonium I-II
Tuba I-II
String Bass
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Conga
  • Crash Cymbal
  • Crotales
  • Glockenspiel
  • Suspended Crash Cymbal
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Timbales
  • Triangle
  • Tubular Bells
  • Vibraphone
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Stert’s aim is to bridge a gap between modern wind music and European symphonic music with his compositions. The work Bachseits was composed as Hilgen Symphonic Wind Orchestra’s competition entry piece for the German Wind Orchestra Competition in the year 2012. The inspiration for the fantasy in three movements was taken from the Ciaccona in d minor for solo violin by Johann Sebastian Bach. With his work Bachseits, Stert wishes to “draw out all the colors of the wind orchestra”. Since its first performance, the piece has received great international recognition.

- Program Note by Landesblasorchester Baden-Württemberg



State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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