Contrapunctus IX- Trumpet Quartet

Instrumentation- Trumpet Quartet
Composer- Bach/trans./arr.Chidester
Length- 3:48
Difficulty- D
Range – Low F# to high C
Endurance- D
Finger technique- MD
Counting ability- D
Ensemble difficulty- D

In my opinion, this is one of the best examples of great counterpoint written by the master of the art.

I have taken many liberties with this arrangement including adding dynamics which was not a custom during this period. The reason I did this was to help bring out the most important lines for when you compress octaves as I have done, many times the melodic lines get lost. To compensate for this problem I have drawn some of the counterpoint back in dynamics and increased the dynamics on the more important lines.
I have also exchanged parts so that everyone gets an equal share of the playing.

Listen to sample- Contrapunctus IX

View first page of score- Contrapunctus IX- First page of Score

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