Toccata and Fugue in D Minor
by J.S. Bach
Arranged for 6 horns
by Kerry Turner
Johann Sebastian Bach
Born in 1685, no other composer has written more nor written more beautifully for the organ than Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). The Toccata & Fugue in D minor is his most famous example of this talent. JSB was born into a family with a rich and long musical tradition. He was orphaned at the age of 9 and raised for 6 years by his eldest brother before entering the Choir of the Michaeliskirche in Lüneburg for 2 years. It is here that he emerged as an organ virtuoso, laying the basis of his musical career.
Toccata & Fugue in D minor
is perhaps one of his most imposing and majestic works for organ. It has been transcribed for a wide range of instrumentations, from solo guitar to large orchestra. Written in 1708 at the age of 23, the work is full of rich colors and sonorities, characteristics that are masterfully exploited in this arrangement for 6 horns by Kerry Turner.
American Horn Quartet
This arrangement is part of the American Horn Quartet Series. The AHQ is a group of award winning American Hornists who are the epitome of excellence. Indeed, they are the standard which every other horn quartet in the world measures itself against. Particularly it has existed for over 30 years and performed literally all over the world. Without a doubt it has recorded the finest collection of CD’s as well. Obviously many of these CD’s are listed on this site.
Phoenix Music Publications
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