Bach - Selected Preludes and Fugues (Clarinet Trio - 2Bb and Bass)

J. S. Bach arr. Alun Cook
Alun Cook
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These selected Preludes and Fugues from Book 1 of the "Well-tempered Klavier" are arranged in suitable keys for the instruments, rather than necessarily their original keys. Bach gave only occasional indications of speed but interpretation amongst performers vary wildly, for instance the recordings of Fugue 19 vary from a relaxed dotted-crotchet=72 to a manic dotted-crotchet=102, and likewise Prelude 18 performances range between quaver=90 and quaver=150. Some performers play metronomically as if automatons, whilst others think they are playing Mahler, so any interpretation seems to be accepted. My suggested speeds reflect my performances on the accompanying MP3s.

There are 3 matching sets of Preludes and Fugues, 1 mix-and-match pair which suit each other, and 4 individuals pieces that seemed too good to leave out. It is possible to play from a shared score (page turns) or from the individual parts.

The MP3 contains a sample selection - excerpts from Preludes 9, 16, 23 and Fugues 19 and 21. To include the whole set would be over 24mins - in other words, too long. The full recordings may be found on my website.

Score ID
J. S. Bach arr. Alun Cook
Alun Cook
Difficult (Grades 7+)
25 minutes
Woodwind trio
Classical music
Instrumental parts

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