Overture from Cantata BWV 194 for Six Trumpets

J S Bach
Difficult (Grades 7+)
5 minutes
Classical music
Sextet (Trumpet in Bb)
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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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