Little Fugue in G minor (arr. Howland)

From Wind Repertory Project
Johann Sebastian Bach

Johann Sebastian Bach (arr. Brad Howland)

General Info

Year: 1705 / 2015
Duration: c. 3:45
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Organ
Publisher: Lassus Publications, through Music for Brass
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $14.95


Full Score
Trombone I-II-III
Bass Trombone (or Tuba)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Fugue in G minor, BWV 578, "Little" (popularly known as the Little Fugue), is a piece of organ music written by Johann Sebastian Bach during his years at Arnstadt (1703–1707). It is one of Bach's best known fugues and has been arranged for other voices, including an orchestral version by Leopold Stokowski. Early editors of Bach's work attached this title to distinguish it from the later Great Fantasia and Fugue in G minor, BWV 542, which is longer in duration.

The fugue's four-and-a-half measure subject is one of Bach's most recognizable tunes. The fugue is in four voices. During the episodes, Bach uses one of Arcangelo Corelli's most famous techniques: imitation between two voices on an eighth-note upbeat figure that first leaps up a fourth and then falls back down one step at a time.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


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  • University of Minnesota (Minneapolis) University Wind Ensemble (unconducted) - 4 December 2020

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