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    Bach - Prelude & Fugue in G-Maj. GPO Brass Quintet

    Bach's "Prelude and Fugue in G-Major" (BWV 541) is one of his top crowd pleasers when it comes to exciting works for organ. Here, I have transcribed it for brass quintet, giving each voice lots of opportunity to show off their skill and dexterity. The GPO brass, consisting of 2 trumptes, F horn, tenor trombone and tuba, provide the idea performing ensemble.

    Prelude
    http://www.garybricault.com/mp3/Bach...udeQuintet.mp3

    Fugue
    http://www.garybricault.com/mp3/Bach...gueQuintet.mp3

    Gary

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    Gary

    I do enjoy Bach's organ Pieces and you have done a fine job of arranging this one. My favorite of his though, is Tocatta and Fugue in D minor.

    I have loved it since I first heard it.

    Well done

    Ron
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    Nice job on these, Gary... especially that ambitious
    Prelude -- though I suspect there'll be a fair amount
    of cussing under the breath of the players while
    they're "showing off"... lol!

    My best,



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    Wonderful, Gary!

    We want more of that cold steel, lol!

    enjoyed the fugue a lot!


    Fred

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    Quote Originally Posted by GaryBric View Post
    Bach's "Prelude and Fugue in G-Major" (BWV 541) is one of his top crowd pleasers when it comes to exciting works for organ. Here, I have transcribed it for brass quintet, giving each voice lots of opportunity to show off their skill and dexterity. The GPO brass, consisting of 2 trumptes, F horn, tenor trombone and tuba, provide the idea performing ensemble.

    Prelude
    http://www.garybricault.com/mp3/Bach...udeQuintet.mp3

    Fugue
    http://www.garybricault.com/mp3/Bach...gueQuintet.mp3

    Gary

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    Enjoyed this Gary. I think the fugue works particularly well on this as an arrangement and also from a rendering perspective.

    I had a quick look around your web site and will spend more time there when time allows. I see you've arranged a fair number of these wonderful Bach pieces - but there are still more to do!

    Regards, Graham

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    Re: Bach - Prelude & Fugue in G-Maj. GPO Brass Quintet

    Quote Originally Posted by rolifer View Post
    Gary

    I do enjoy Bach's organ Pieces and you have done a fine job of arranging this one. My favorite of his though, is Tocatta and Fugue in D minor.

    I have loved it since I first heard it.

    Well done

    Ron
    Ron,

    Glad that your enjoyed it. There is so much to arrange and so little time!

    Gary

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    Re: Bach - Prelude & Fugue in G-Maj. GPO Brass Quintet

    Quote Originally Posted by etLux View Post
    Nice job on these, Gary... especially that ambitious
    Prelude -- though I suspect there'll be a fair amount
    of cussing under the breath of the players while
    they're "showing off"... lol!

    My best,

    David
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    David,

    I am glad that you enjoyed this transcription. Yes it is an ambition piece and not for the faint of heart. Part of the challanging of writing for small tight ensembles is making it playable and finding ways to give the musician small breaks. And then finding the right ensemble to make it happen.

    Gary

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    Re: Bach - Prelude & Fugue in G-Maj. GPO Brass Quintet

    Quote Originally Posted by Fredrik View Post
    Wonderful, Gary!

    We want more of that cold steel, lol!

    enjoyed the fugue a lot!

    Fred
    Fred,

    Glad that you enjoyed the work. Yes the GPO brass is well suited for this music. More to come too.

    Gary

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    Re: Bach - Prelude & Fugue in G-Maj. GPO Brass Quintet

    Quote Originally Posted by GrahamKeitch View Post
    Enjoyed this Gary. I think the fugue works particularly well on this as an arrangement and also from a rendering perspective.

    I had a quick look around your web site and will spend more time there when time allows. I see you've arranged a fair number of these wonderful Bach pieces - but there are still more to do!

    Regards, Graham
    Graham,

    I agree. The fugue is incredibly exciting and set up nicely by the prelude. Glad that you visited my site and took a look around. I have a fairly large collection of music there. Much of it I have shared here and will do more so in the future.

    Gary

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    Re: Bach - Prelude & Fugue in G-Maj. GPO Brass Quintet

    Another very nice arrangement for brass.

    I would like to hear both live. I need to get out and catch a brass group asap.

    Phil

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