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    Buxtehude - Fugue in C (Jig) for Wind Quartet

    The Buxtehude "Fugue in C", also known as "Jig Fugue", is one of his most popular works for organ. Its peppy 6/8 meter very much inspires the thought of a period dance.

    Here I have set it for both SATB saxophone quartet

    http://www.garybricault.com/mp3/Buxt...SaxQuartet.mp3

    and Clarinet Quartet (3 Bb & Bb Bass)

    http://www.garybricault.com/mp3/Buxt...netQuartet.mp3

    using Finale 2008 and the CMB library.

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    Re: Buxtehude - Fugue in C-Minor (Jig) for Wind Quartet

    Gary

    I am not familiar with Buxtehude, but I did enjoy this. I do like the clarinet version better, probably because it sounds more like an organ than the saxes do.

    This is very "peppy". It almost seems like a non-stop action movie.

    For being a straight Finale rendering, it sounds very good.

    Well done

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    Re: Buxtehude - Fugue in C-Minor (Jig) for Wind Quartet

    Quote Originally Posted by rolifer View Post
    Gary

    I am not familiar with Buxtehude, but I did enjoy this. I do like the clarinet version better, probably because it sounds more like an organ than the saxes do.

    This is very "peppy". It almost seems like a non-stop action movie.

    For being a straight Finale rendering, it sounds very good.

    Well done

    Ron
    Ron,

    Buxtehude is certainly not as well known as Bach but he is from the era and has some very music as well.

    I also find the clarinet version a little more desirable, the darker richer sound is fabulous. It is a happy and upbeat work.

    Thanks for your comments.

    Gary

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    Gary - Thanks for doing this and well done too! I too prefer the clarinet version but I am glad someone is keeping the saxes in there for the classical world.

    Speaking of composers from the Bach era, just heard on the radio this am that Vivaldi was visiting Holland and published some of his music there and none other than JS Bach was visiting at some point and happened to buy some of it and later credited Vivaldi with helping him with his form in composing. Don't know if the 2 actually met-doubtful.

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    Re: Buxtehude - Fugue in C-Minor (Jig) for Wind Quartet

    Quote Originally Posted by DelCarry View Post
    Gary - Thanks for doing this and well done too! I too prefer the clarinet version but I am glad someone is keeping the saxes in there for the classical world.
    Thanks for your kind comments. I wrote it first for my Washington Saxophone Quartet friends and then realized it would adapt well for clarinet quartet.

    Quote Originally Posted by DelCarry View Post
    Speaking of composers from the Bach era, just heard on the radio this am that Vivaldi was visiting Holland and published some of his music there and none other than JS Bach was visiting at some point and happened to buy some of it and later credited Vivaldi with helping him with his form in composing. Don't know if the 2 actually met-doubtful.

    Del
    I don't know if the two met but Bach's work certainly credited Vivaldi and did him proper honor.

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    Re: Buxtehude - Fugue in C-Minor (Jig) for Wind Quartet

    When Bach was 20, he walked over 300 miles to Lübeck to learn from Buxtehude. Buxtehude was, at the time, the greatest of the Northern German organists and composers.

    There are some definite influences in Bach's work from Buxtehude.

    About Vivaldi - I am uncertain they ever met, but I do know that Bach transcribed several of Vivaldi's violin concertos into organ works. Vivaldi was one of Bach's favorite composers.

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    OOOps!

    I forgot to comment on the wonderful arrangement! I actually like the saxes better.

    Great job on this!

    Jerry
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    Re: Buxtehude - Fugue in C-Minor (Jig) for Wind Quartet

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry W. View Post
    When Bach was 20, he walked over 300 miles to Lübeck to learn from Buxtehude. Buxtehude was, at the time, the greatest of the Northern German organists and composers.

    There are some definite influences in Bach's work from Buxtehude.
    Definately amazing that Bach would make such an effort to seek out this master and was open enough to learning of his art. I agree is influence is present on some of Bach's works.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry W. View Post
    About Vivaldi - I am uncertain they ever met, but I do know that Bach transcribed several of Vivaldi's violin concertos into organ works. Vivaldi was one of Bach's favorite composers.

    Jerry
    Definately great works too.

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    Re: Buxtehude - Fugue in C-Minor (Jig) for Wind Quartet

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry W. View Post
    OOOps!

    I forgot to comment on the wonderful arrangement! I actually like the saxes better.

    Great job on this!

    Jerry
    Jerry,

    Thanks for your comments. The saxes add have a nice dimension to the work.

    Gary

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    Re: Buxtehude - Fugue in C-Minor (Jig) for Wind Quartet

    Dieterich Buxtehude's probably not the most familiar name
    around these parts (though I'm sure we all like a good
    Danish now and then)... pleased you're setting some of
    his material, as he's a favorite of mine from the era.

    The clarinet version really surprised and pleased the ear
    for me, Gary -- just lovely! Very well done arrangement.

    My best,



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