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(1685 - 1750)
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Bach, Johann Sebastian: "Quoniam tu Solus Sanctus" from the Mass in B Minor for Bassoon Quartet

"Quoniam tu Solus Sanctus" from the Mass in B Minor for Bassoon Quartet
BWV 232 Part I No. 11
Johann Sebastian Bach

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Composer :Johann Sebastian BachJohann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750)
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Bassoon Quartet

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Johann Sebastian BachMagatagan, Mike (1960 - )
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Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750) was a German composer, organist, harpsichordist, violist, and violinist of the Baroque period. He enriched many established German styles through his skill in counterpoint, harmonic and motivic organisation, and the adaptation of rhythms, forms, and textures from abroad, particularly from Italy and France. Bach's compositions include the Brandenburg Concertos, the Mass in B minor, the The Well-Tempered Clavier, his cantatas, chorales, partitas, Passions, and organ works. His music is revered for its intellectual depth, technical command, and artistic beauty.

The Mass in B minor (BWV 232) by Johann Sebastian Bach is a musical setting of the complete Latin Mass. The work was one of Bach's last, not completed until 1749, the year before his death. Much of the Mass gave new form to some of the vocal music that Bach had composed throughout his career, dating back (in the case of the "Crucifixus") to 1714, almost always extensively revised. To complete the work, however, in the late 1740s Bach composed new sections of the Credo such as "Et incarnatus est". The completed Mass was his last major composition.

It was unusual for composers working in the Lutheran tradition to compose a Missa tota and Bach's motivations remain a matter of scholarly debate. The Mass was never performed in totality during Bach's lifetime; the first documented complete performance took place in 1859. Since the nineteenth century it has been widely hailed as one of the greatest compositions in history, and today it is frequently performed and recorded.

"Quoniam tu solus sanctus" ("For you alone are holy" - Part I No. 11) is a Bass Aria in D major with obbligato parts written for solo corno da caccia (hunting horn or Waldhorn) and two bassoons, no autograph tempo marking, 3/4 time signature. Stauffer notes that the unusual scoring shows Bach writing specifically for the strengths of the orchestra in Dresden: while Bach wrote no music for two obbligato bassoons in his Leipzig cantatas, such scoring was common for works others composed in Dresden, "which boasted as many as five bassoonists", and that Dresden was a noted center for horn playing. Peter Damm has argued that Bach designed the horn solo specifically for the Dresden horn soloist Johann Adam Schindler, whom Bach had almost certainly heard in Dresden in 1731. Regarding lost original sources, Stauffer says, "A number of writers have viewed the clean appearance of the "Quoniam" and the finely detailed performance instructions in the autograph score as signs that this movement is also a parody." Klaus Hafner argues that the bassoon lines were, in the original, written for oboe, and that in this original a trumpet, not the horn, was the solo instrument. John Butt agrees, adding as evidence that Bach originally notated both bassoon parts with the wrong clefs, both indicating a range an octave higher than the final version, and then corrected the error, and adding that "oboe parts would almost certainly have been scored with trumpet rather than horn." Stauffer, however, entertains the possibility that it may be new music.

Although originally written for hunting horn, Bassoons & Bass Voice, I created this arrangement for Bassoon Quartet.
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