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Fugue Reimagined - Bach (Perc Ens 11)

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Genre: Percussion Ensemble
# of Players: 11
Level: Medium Difficult | Duration: 5:15
Publisher: C. Alan Publications | Copyright: 2020

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    This adaptation of the fugue for full percussion ensemble explores the versatile sonic capabilities of keyboard percussion instruments and creatively incorporates various battery and accessory percussion instruments in ways that make this movement exhilarating to listen to and perform. With many different timbres and textures layered together underneath the fugue’s familiar subject – and an underlying beat that is hard to shake off – a new, more percussive perspective is given to one of Bach’s most masterful works.

    Genre: Percussion Ensemble | # of Players: 11
    Level: Medium Difficult | Duration: 5:15

    Instrumentation
    Player 1: Chimes, Bells, Wind Chimes [shared w/ P2]
    Player 2: Xylophone, Suspended Cymbal, Wind Chimes [shared w/ P1], Triangle, Tambourine
    Player 3: Vibraphone 1, Tambourine
    Player 4: Vibraphone 2, Suspended Cymbal, Chimes [shared w/ P7]
    Player 5: Marimba 1 (4.3-octave), Suspended Cymbal
    Player 6: Marimba 2 (4.3-octave), Suspended Cymbal
    Player 7; Marimba 3 (4.3-octave), Suspended Cymbal, Chimes [shared w/ P4]
    Player 8: Marimba 4 (5.0-octave), Suspended Cymbal
    Player 9: Timpani (4-5 drums)
    Player 10: Impact Drum, Triangle, Sleigh Bells, 5 Concert Toms, B-flat Chime [shared w/ P4 & 7), Cymbals (Suspended, Crash, Ride, China, Splash, Crash Pair)
    Player 11: Snare Drum, Bell Tree, Triangle, Suspended & Sizzle Cymbals, Bell Tree, Concert Bass Drum, Large Tam-Tam, Tambourine

    Program Notes
    The second movement from Bach’s 'Violin Sonata in G minor' is a fugue built on an emphatic measure-long theme which is expanded, ornamented, and layered throughout the work. The fugue in G minor is the shortest of the three fugues he composed for violin, but is undoubtedly challenging due to its frequent use of 3 and 4 note chords. This fugue will no doubt sound familiar to some, as portions of it were later reworked for organ and again for lute.

    This adaptation of the fugue for full percussion ensemble explores the versatile sonic capabilities of keyboard percussion instruments and creatively incorporates various battery and accessory percussion instruments in ways that make this movement exhilarating to listen to and perform. With many different timbres and textures layered together underneath the fugue’s familiar subject – and an underlying beat that is hard to shake off – a new, more percussive perspective is given to one of Bach’s most masterful works.

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