Prelude and Fugue in C For Orchestra (2005)

bwv547.nwcMarch 200623.27 kB00:09:25
Composer:Bach, Johann Sebastian (1685-1750), German
Instruments:piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets in Bb,Bass Clarinet in Bb, 2 bassoons, contrabassoon, 4 French horns in F, 3trumpets in Bb, 2 tenor trombones, bass-trombone, tuba, timpani, cymbals, and strings.
Submitter:Karageanes, Jim
Email:Doctor_Zorba (e-mail)
Arranger:Karageanes, James - U.S. (1943-)
NWC version-2.Full conductor's score is print-ready.To print individual parts, change the label parameter of the "Header Overlay" staff to that of the staff it overlays.The overlay staff is a universal template for printing any instrument's part.There are no muted staves employed. All notes in the visible "timpani" staff are muted so it is not affected by "Mute Control" which can audition individual orchestral sections.The file is print and parts ready.(Change the "overlay staff" label for each instrument.)Correct printing & display of the file requires Boxmarks-2 fonts.
This is an arrangement for standard symphony orchestra of JS Bach's Preludium and Fuga for Organ, Bwv.547, originally composed late in the master's life in Leipzig.Individual parts are not technically difficult (musically, yes!, of course) and the work is playable by any reasonably competent ensemble, including I trust many high school or community orchestras.The fugue is in five sections.The third section inverts the subject.The fourth, combines both the normal and inverted subjects in stretto.The final section is extended (about 1/3 of the fugue).In this arrangement, the fourth section features antiphonal strettos in the winds which then join the augmented subject in the basses for the conclusion.Note that thebasses (pedals) do not appear until the final section of the fugue. (Big cymbal crash announces their arrival!)
This NoteWorthy file uses a non standard font. This can be obtained as follows:
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