Bach – Ricercare a 6 for 14-part Brass Choir from "A Musical Offering" BWV 1079Cherry Classics
Bach, J.S. – Ricercare a 6 for 14-part Brass Choir from "A Musical Offering" BWV 1079.
"A Musical Offering", BWV 1079, is a collection of canons and fugues based on a single musical theme given to Bach by Frederick the Great of Prussia. The Ricercar a 6 is a 6-voice fugue considered to be the highlight of the entire work and described as possibly the greatest piano composition in musical history.Mr. Sauer has brilliantly scored Bach’s fugue for 14-piece Brass ensemble, the texture of which is quite transparent until the latter part of the work, which builds to a climax of glory.
- 4 Trumpets in C
- 4 Horns
- 4 Trombones
- 2 Tubas (optional single tuba part also included).
The work is about 8 minutes in length and is suitable for advanced performers.
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