Throughout the history of wind band literature, transcriptions of scores from various sources have been written to bring the classical music loved by concert-goers to local wind bands. Some of these transcriptions have included a number of Johann Sebastian Bach’s works for pipe organ. In the past, many composers and arrangers have freely written their arrangements of Bach’s works, with little or no attention paid to the registration of Bach’s original work. The wind ensemble and pipe organ work under the same premise. Air passes through various lengths of tubing, and thus, the orchestration of wind band transcriptions of Bach’s organ works should attempt to duplicate the sound of the organ in the original context.
While the practice of transcribing Bach’s organ works is not new, a new approach to writing these transcriptions would be a fresh addition to the wind band repertoire. By grouping together the families of wind instruments, like the ranks of different pipe types, the wind band can be used like an organ. In a new transcription of “O Lamm Gottes, unschuldig” (BWV 656), I apply this new approach and will discuss its application.
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|Commitee:||Carnahan, John, Müller Stosch, Johannes|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|Department:||Bob Cole Conservatory of Music|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 81/4(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Keywords:||Bach, Band, Organ|
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