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Brandenburg No. 2: Allegro Moderato

Brandenburg No. 2: Allegro Moderato

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by J.S. Bach; arr. Brian Slawson

Medium/Advanced Concert Percussion

10 Players

Instrumentation: • Glockenspiel • Chimes • 2 xylophones • Vibraphone • 3 marimba—(1) 4-octave, (1) low A*, (1) low C** *Shared **Shared

Widely regarded as some of the finest musical works of the Baroque era, the Brandenburg Concertos were composed around the time of Bach'_x0092_s tenure as Kapellmeister at Köthen (1708-_x0096_1717). Although the instrument combinations vary from work to work, each three-movement concerto features a small ensemble of solo players accompanied by a larger section of players who assume no solo functions. In the case of Brandenburg No. 2, solos are played by a trumpet, violin, flute, and oboe while backed by strings and continuo.

Adapting tunes for performance in a variety of instrumental settings was a common practice in the Baroque period, and today Bach's music continues to thrive in nearly every setting the modern era can muster. There could hardly be a better vehicle than a percussion ensemble to showcase some of the most rhythmic music ever written. In this arrangement, Brian Slawson enables percussion ensembles to recreate Bach's masterpiece through creative mallet orchestrations.

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