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Overture from the Easter Oratorio

Composer
J S Bach
Year of composition
1720
Arranger
Difficulty
Difficult (Grades 7+)
Duration
5 minutes
Genre
Classical music
Instrumentation
Brass quartet
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Bach's attractive and festive overture to his 'Easter Oratorio' is here arranged for ten-piece brass in its original key. Let me know if you require different transpositions for the parts, and I'll produce these.

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