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Prelude and Fugue in G Minor

From Wind Repertory Project
Johann Sebastian Bach

Johann Sebastian Bach (arr. Moehlmann)


This work bears the designation BWV 535.


General Info

Year: 1703-1707 / 1939
Duration: c. 4:25
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Organ
Publisher: Alfred Publishing Co.
Cost: Score and Parts - $70.00   |   Score Only - $9.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
English Horn
Bassoon I-II
Eb Clarinet
Bb Clarinet I-II-III
Eb Alto Clarinet
Bb Bass Clarinet
Contrabass Clarinet
Alto Saxophone I-II
Tenor Saxophone
Baritone Saxophone
Trumpet (in Bb) I-II
Cornet (in Bb) I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Baritone(Bass Clef & Treble Clef)
Tuba
String Bass
Timpani


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

[Moehlmann] dedicated his arrangement of J.S. Bach's Prelude & Fugue in G Minor (popularly known as the "Little Fugue") to Ms. Alice Inskeep, who was one of the original founding members of the influential Music Educators National Conference.

- Program notes from Bach Cantatas Website


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


Commercial Discography


Audio Links

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State Ratings

  • Alabama: AL Band Class BB
  • California: Grade IV Class B
  • Florida: FBA Band Grade IV
  • Iowa: IA HS MUSIC ASSOC BAND GRADE III
  • Indiana: ISSMA JUNIOR BAND GROUP I
  • Indiana: ISSMA SENIOR BAND GROUP II
  • Louisiana: BAND 2011 GRADE III
  • Massachusetts: GRADE III
  • Minnesota: MN HS LEAGUE BAND GRADE II
  • Minnesota: Category 2
  • North Carolina: Concert Band.Grade IV
  • New York: 20 04 CONCERT BAND LEVEL 4
  • Oklahoma: CONCERT BAND CLASS IIIA
  • South Carolina: SC Band Grade IV
  • Texas: Band Grade III.Complete


Performances

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  • University Of North Carolina, Greensboro, University Band (J. Benjamin Jones, Conductor) – 19 November 2019
  • Western Illinois University (Macomb) Wind Ensemble (Mike Fansler, conductor) – 9 November 2019
  • Virginia Tech (Blacksburg) Wind Ensemble (Derek Shapiro, conductor) – 13 October 2019
  • California Polytechnic State University Pomona Symphonic Winds (Ricky Badua, conductor) – 9 October 2019
  • Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.) Concert Band (Daniel J. Farris, conductor) – 19 May 2019
  • The Ohio State University (Columbus) Symphonic Band (Scott A. Jones, conductor) – 2 October 2018
  • Shenandoah Conservatory (Winchester, Va.) Wind Ensemble (Timothy Robblee, conductor) - 22 September 2018
  • Penn State University (University Park) Campus Band (Dennis Glocke, conductor) – 25 April 2017
  • Minnesota State Band (St. Paul) (Keith Liuzzi, conductor) – 31 March 2017
  • Sacramento State Concert Band (Clay Redfield, conductor) - 28 November 2012
  • East Chapel High School Symphonic Band - 20 October 2009


Works for Winds by this Composer


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