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Overture from Cantata BWV 194 for Six Trumpets

Composer
J S Bach
Arranger
Lyricist
none
Difficulty
Difficult (Grades 7+)
Duration
5 minutes
Genre
Classical music
Instrumentation
Sextet
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One of Bach's most cheerful and uplifting overtures, this opening movement from Cantata BWV 194 ("Hochsterwunschtes Freuenfest") has been arranged for two choirs of three trumpets with continuo. I recommend an E-flat or perhaps piccolo trumpet for the lead player in each choir. The slow section of the overture should be spiked and punchy, while the fast section should bounce along, one-in-a-bar.

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