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Contrapunctus IX- Trumpet Quartet

Contrapunctus IX- Trumpet Quartet

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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.