Saint Anne's Fugue

From Wind Repertory Project
Johann Sebastian Bach

Johann Sebastian Bach (arr. William E Rhoads)

General Info

Year: 1965
Duration: c. 6:10
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Organ
Publisher: Southern Music
Cost: Score and Parts - Out of print.

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Full Score
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Cornet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II
String Bass


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Another great organ masterpiece, expertly transcribed. This work is really three fugues, succeeding each other without pause. The opening one is smoothly flowing and noble (Andante moderator, B-flat, 4/2), requiring blend and beauty of tone and smooth legato style. The second (Allegro moderato, 6/4 in 2) has an undulating, rhythmically more active theme requiring excellent technical fluency, rhythmic control and precision.The final fugue (Maestoso, 12/8) is more marked and articulated in style, which demands clean, fluent tonguing and rhythmic evenness, as well as richness and beauty of tone in the resonant climactic pages.

- Program Note from Music for Concert Band


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State Ratings

  • Arkansas: IV
  • Florida: VI
  • Louisiana: IV
  • Maryland: V
  • Tennessee: VI


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  • Bach, J.; Rhoads, W. [1965]. St. Anne's Fugue [score]. Southern Music Co.: San Antonio.
  • Kreines, Joseph, and Robert Hansbrough (2014). Music for Concert Band: A Selective Annotated Guide to Band Literature. Delray Beach, Fla.: Meredith Music Publications:, pp. 90.