March 10, 2017

Fantasia in G Major, BWV 572

Johann Sebastian Bach

Born: March 21, 1685, Eisenach, Germany

Died: July 28, 1750, Leipzig, Germany

Composed: c. 1703-1707

Original Instrumentation: Pipe Organ

Arranged: 1957, Richard Franko Goldman and Robert L. Leist

Duration: 7 minutes

The great G Major Fantasia for organ was composed between 1703-1707 during Bach’s residence in Arnstadt. It was here, at the beg...

October 10, 2016

Aria with 18 Variations, BWV 988, “Goldberg Variations”

Johann Sebastian Bach

Born: March 21, 1685, Eisenach, Germany

Died: July 28, 1750, Leipzig, Germany

Original Instrumentation: Harpsichord

Composed: 1741

Arranged: 2003, by Michael Colgrass

Duration: 35 minutes

University of Maryland Wind Orchestra

"Variations on a Revolution"

Saturday, November 5, 2016, 8:00 pm

Elsie & Marvin Dekelboum Conce...

October 2, 2015

Passacaglia and Fugue in C Minor, BWV 582

Johann Sebastian Bach

Born: March 31, 1685, Eisenach, Germany

Died: July 28, 1750, Leipzig, Germany

Composed: c. 1708-1717

Original Instrumentation: Cembalo (Harpsichord with pedal)

Transcribed for Symphonic Wind Ensemble by Donald Hunsberger, 1975

Duration: 12 minutes

Johann Sebastian Bach, Passacaglia and Fugue in C Minor, BWV 582

Dallas Wind Symphony...

October 1, 2015

Mein Jesu, was für Seelenweh (My Jesus! Oh What Anguish), BWV 487

Johann Sebastian Bach

Born: March 31, 1685, Eisenach, Germany

Died: July 28, 1750, Leipzig, Germany

Instrumentation: Sacred Song transcribed for Wind Ensemble by Alfred Reed

Duration: 5 minutes

Composed: 1736

The original version of this work was composed in 1736 as one of a set of sacred songs—the melody has been definitely es...

October 14, 2014

Prelude and Fugue in E-flat, BWV 552 ("St. Anne")

Johann Sebastian Bach

Born: March 21, 1685, Eisenach, Germany

Died: July 28, 1750, Leipzig, Germany

Instrumentation: Keyboard (organo pleno con pedale)

Transcription: Wind Band

Duration: 20 minutes

Composed: 1793

Origins:

Johann Sebastian Bach wrote and published four sets of works under the title Clavierübung, which were intended as practice op...

May 24, 2011

This fun, lighthearted dance fugue is a great piece to listen to and to play, despite some technical challenges for everyone involved.

When Holst was commissioned to write ‘Hammersmith’ for the BBC Wireless Military Band in 1928,  he asked if he could first write a transcription of Bach's Organ Fugue in G Major BWV 577 (from Preludes, Fugues and Fantasias) as a sort of orchestration pro...

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