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Contrapunctus I (arr. King)

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Johann Sebastian Bach

Johann Sebastian Bach (arr. Robert King)

Subtitle: From Art of the Fugue

General Info

Year: c. 1745 / 1960
Duration: c. 4:10
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Keyboard
Publisher: Alphonse Leduc, through Wise Music Classical
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $17.99


Full Score
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F
Trombone I


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

The Art of Fugue, BWV 1080, is an incomplete musical work of unspecified instrumentation by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750). Written in the last decade of his life, The Art of Fugue is the culmination of Bach's experimentation with monothematic instrumental works.

This work consists of 14 fugues and four canons in D minor, each using some variation of a single principal subject, and generally ordered to increase in complexity. "The governing idea of the work", as put by Bach specialist Christoph Wolff, "was an exploration in depth of the contrapuntal possibilities inherent in a single musical subject." The word "contrapunctus" is often used for each fugue.

- Program Note from Wikipedia

Commercial Discography

State Ratings

  • Indiana: 080 - BRASS QUINTETS
  • Indiana: 090 - LARGE BRASS ENSEMBLES
  • Texas: Brass Quintet Class 1


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  • Abilene (Tx.) Christian University Brass Quintet - 19 March 2021

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  • Bach, J.; King, R. (1960). Contrapunctus I : From The Art of Fugue [score]. Robert King Music: North Easton, Mass.
  • The Art of Fugue, Wikipedia Accessed 21 March 2021