Toccata in D major (vers. 2)

J S Bach
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Here is the new trio arrgt (3.1.08) with the lineup of Clarinet, Bassoon & Piano. I have tried to allow for breathing!

Bach Toccata in D major BWV 912 arranged by Jonathan FeBland

Quick analysis

Introduction bar 1 to bar 10/3

Fugue I bar 10/4 to bar 67 ~ Fugue I - Allegro 4/4 Fugue

Linking section or �bridge passage� bar 68 to bar 80

Fugue II bar 80/1 to bar 111/3 ~ Fugue II - Adagietto 4/4 Fugue

Linking section II or �bridge passage II� bar 111/3 to bar 126

Fugue III bar 127 to bar 264/2 ~ Fugue III � Allegro 6/16 Fugue

Coda bar 264/2 to bar 277

Easy practise method suggestion:

Start with the Fugues!

Try first of all the slower Adagietto Fugue (Fugue II starting at b.80/1)

Then try the Allegro 4/4 Fugue (Fugue I starting at b.10/4)

Finally try the amazing 6/16 Fugue at a medium tempo (Fugue III starting at b.127)

n.b. The Introduction, bridge passages and Coda will all need special and careful practise. They are very demanding from the point of view of true Ensemble playing.

Score ID
J S Bach
Year of composition
Difficult (Grades 7+)
11 minutes
Large mixed ensemble
Classical music
Instrumental parts
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