Contrapunctus 7 from 'The Art of Fugue' bwv1080 By J.S.Bach (Sax Quartet)

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Many scolarly, and some frankly impenetrable, analyses have been written on the subject of Contrapunctus 7, all available on the internet somewhere (mainly if you can't sleep!). So I would simply say that the motif throughout is stretched, further elongated, scrunched up, placed on different beats, played upsidedown, sideways, shortened, further shortened, over the bar, under the bar, off to the bar(!), and so on, it shouldn't work!! But of course it really does, really! I've known this piece for many years, but it was not until I began unravelling it for the Clarinet/Saxophone versions that I must again doff my cap to old J.S. and his enduring genius!


Score ID
202018
Composer
Arranged By Stephen Davies
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Difficulty
Difficult (Grades 7+)
Duration
3 minutes
Instrumentation
Saxophone quartet
Genre
Classical music
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