Bach, Johann Sebastian (Nelson) Contrapunctus 15 (14) / Es Ist Genug

Brass Quintets w/Percussion

  • Bach, Johann Sebastian (Nelson)

    Contrapunctus 15 (14) / Es Ist Genug (Nelson) [211.01 w/vibes/xylophone]

    Baroque. Jon Nelson is a performer, arranger, orchestral trumpeter, and educator, a life devoted to the trumpet. As a musician and especially in relation to his work with the acclaimed Meridian Arts Ensemble, he has commissioned, arranged, and written numerous works to enhance the repertoire. "I arranged Contrapunctus XV / Es ist genug for a Meridian performance at the Lieksa Brass Festival. One of our concerts was in a church, and the program consisted of mostly old music. As was Meridian practice, we felt compelled to offer a 20th Century perspective on the pieces, both of which hold prominent positions in the canon. As Contra XV is unfinished, I thought it appropriate to cut directly Es ist genug (It is enough), as if Bach had had enough." -Jon Nelson

    Note: Contrapunctus 15 is known elsewhere in our catalog as Contrapunctus 14. Those collections that contain fifteen Contrapuncti or cite number 15 (such as this work) derive that number from an early keyboard edition that included an extra fugue - called No 14 - that is really a variant on No 10 (BWV.1080 nr 10). In actuality, Bach wrote only fourteen Contrapuncti*, with number 14 being the final, though incomplete, movement. Score & parts. -cdp

    * Sixteen if you consider the Inversus versions of Nos. 12 and 13 as separate Contrapuncti. For sake of argument, I consider these to be part and parcel with their Rectus versions.

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