Noten für BlasorchesterToccata, Adagio and Fugue
In three movements, Johann Sebastian Bach's Toccata, Adagio and Fugue (BWV564) was composed for organ between 1708 and 1717. Some scholars consider its place in Bach's corpus to be suspect, suggesting that it may have actually been composed - or at least sketched out - by a student. The work does borrow some features of Antonio Vivaldi's style, including the use of unifying motives and driving rhythms. Regardless of its origin, in this 1953 arrangement, Paynter demonstrates his distingtive use of instrumentation and color. For example, in much of the rapid opening section of the Toccata, the winds as a family are joined only by the euphonium and remain dominant throughout the movement. The euphonium maintains the most prominent brass part until late in the closing Fugue, when joined by the horns, trombones, and finally, the cornets and trumpets.