adblocktest
Free sheet music
My account (login)



LIBRARY

Bach, Johann Sebastian Johann Sebastian Bach
Germany Germany
(1685 - 1750)
6573 sheet music
7211 MP3
1135 MIDI



Arrangers : › Bach, Johann Sebastian Original (1)
› Burmeister, Richard (1)
› Gleichauf, Franz Xaver (1)
› Liszt, Franz (1)
› Lorenzo, Finocchi (1)
› MACHELLA, MAURIZIO (1)
› Magatagan, Mike (2)

Sheet music menu:







"For 18 years we provide a free and legal service for free sheet music.

If you use and like Free-scores.com, thank you to consider support donation.

About / Member testimonies


Bach, Johann Sebastian: Fantasia & Fugue in G Minor for Woodwind Quartet

Fantasia & Fugue in G Minor for Woodwind Quartet
BWV 542
Johann Sebastian Bach




Annotate this sheet music
Note the level :
Note the interest :


ListenDownload MP3 (10.79 Mo)25x 220x ViewDownload PDF : Fantasia & Fugue in G Minor (BWV 542) for Woodwind Quartet (20 pages - 390.69 Ko)145x
 

 
Now that you have this PDF score, member's artist are waiting for a feedback from you in exchange of this free access.

Please log in or create a free account so you can :





leave your comment
notate the skill level of this score
assign an heart (and thus participate in improving the relevance of the ranking)
add this score to your library
add your audio or video interpretation


Log in or sign up for free
and participate in the Free-scores.com community





Composer :Johann Sebastian BachBach, Johann Sebastian (1685 - 1750)
Instrumentation :

Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon

Style :

Baroque

Arranger :
Publisher :
Johann Sebastian BachMagatagan, Mike (1960 - )
Copyright :Public Domain
Evidence suggests that J.S. Bach completed and revised the Fantasia and Fugue in G minor for organ, BWV 542 (the "Great" G minor, as opposed to BWV 578, the "Little" G minor), as an audition for an organist position in Hamburg in 1720. Bach didn't get the job, but, happily enough, posterity did get the piece; generations of organists since then have considered it one of their repertoire's crown jewels. The two parts of BWV 542 (the fantasia -- sometimes titled Prelude instead -- and the fugue) are thought to have been composed separately: the fugue is assigned Bach's Weimar years (1708-1717) and the fantasia to his time in Cöthen (1717-1723, but, if the audition theory is correct, not later than 1720).

The fantasia opens spaciously and in recitative-like style, but as it unfolds Bach finds room for dense passages in upper-voice imitation. There are five more or less balanced sections to this fantasy; intensely dramatic sections are interwoven with quieter, more even passages. The wide tonal scope of the fantasia has been a subject of fascination for two centuries of musicians: just when some kind of harmonic stability seems to arrive, Bach shoots off on a mock-improvised cadenza that jolts the music into a whole new pitch realm. Thus the fantasia both lives up to its name and contains quite a bit of contrapuntal rigor, and then, on top of that, more than one worthy mind has deemed the fugue to be Bach's ultimate accomplishment in the field of organ counterpoint. The task of selecting a king from that noble crowd, however, is not an enviable one. Though it provides the sense of a stable answer to the fantasia in its predominantly even sixteenth note rhythms, it is similarly ambitious harmonically: Bach makes two revolutions through the entire circle of fifths. The fugue makes a fine contrast with the later music of the fantasia while nevertheless seeming of a piece with it.

Source: Allmusic (http://www.allmusic.com/composition/fantasia-and-fugue -for-organ-in-g-mi...).

Although originally composed for Organ, I created this modern intrepretation for Woodwind Quartet (Flute, Oboe, Bb Clarinet & Bassoon).
Source / Web :MuseScore
Sheet central :Fantaisie et Fugue « Grand » en Sol mineur (15 sheet music)
Added by magataganm the 2016-06-14


0 comment





Report problem


This sheet music is part of the collection of magataganm :
Flute
flûte
Flute Arrangements
Sheet music list :
› "2 Alma Redemptoris Mater" for Woodwinds & Strings - Woodwinds and String quintet
› "3 Gradualia" for Winds & Strings - Winds & String Orchestra
› "A Christmas Air" for Flutes & Harp - Flute and Harp
› "A Cup of Tea" Reel for Flute - Flute solo
› "A Dieu Celle" for Woodwind Sextet - Wind Sextet
› "A Pretty Maid Milking the Cow" for Flute, Oboe & Harp - Flute, Oboe, Harp
› "A Swiss Melody" for Flute Quartet - Flute Quartet
› "Abendlied" for Woodwind Quartet - Wind quartet
› "Ach bleib bei uns, Herr Jesu Christ" for Flute Duet - 2 flutes
› "Ad Te Levavi" for Brass & Strings - Winds & String Orchestra