Largo and Allegro, By J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
arranged by Neal Corwell

Instrumentation: solo euphonium or trombone with CD accompaniment
Copyright: 2001
Duration: 8:00
Range: F to c-2
Difficulty: IV
Publisher: Nicolai Music
Price: $20 (includes accompaniment CD and printed music with acc. cues)

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Other Info: premiered by Dr. Corwell during Fall 2001 tour of several Michigan universities.

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The movements chosen for this arrangement, Largo & Allegro, are among the most popular of J.S. Bach's works. The Largo is a beautiful lilting melody that Bach used for an oboe concerto, a keyboard concerto and a Cantata. The Allegro is the final movement of Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 3. The two pieces may be performed together as a one work of two contrasting movements, or separately as independent concert pieces.

Neither work has been altered substantially from its original form, but some small changes have been made to add the arranger's personal touch to the music. In the
Largo, for example, a counter-melody has been added to compliment the great masters original line. This obligato part, performed on guitar for the CD accompaniment, is crucial to the spirit of the arrangement, and should in no circumstances be omitted. However, one does have the option of having the guitar part performed live. A guitar part is provided, and two versions of the Largo are provided on the accompaniment CD (one with, and one without, the guitar obligatto line). Another suitable instrument (such as oboe) could also be used effectively, although when substituting another instrument for guitar, some octave changes would probably need to be made. The Allegro was originally a concerto grosso ensemble work, but is here shaped into a solo work, accompanied by a robust electronic ensemble.

(please note: the Allegro has also been arranged for tuba-euphonium quartet. See “
Finale from Brandenburg Concerto No. 3”)