From the arranger: In 2000 “Das Ensemble der Musikschule Lugde” commissioned a saxophone sextet arrangement of J.S. Bach’s “Toccata and Fugue” to celebrate the 250th anniversary of his death. My response to this challenge was that of excitement because his music is a constant source of inspiration – not only for arrangements but also for original compositions, such as “Bach and Beyond”. The concept of playing Baroque music on saxophones is incongruous to some, but I find the sonorities of six saxophones remarkably organ-like. It received its UK premier by Trinity Saxes at the 6th British Saxophone Congress in November 2000. The Toccata can be performed separately and is approximately 2 minutes 30 seconds in length. The Fugue is approximately 4 minutes 30 seconds.
The E-Edition PDF bundle comes with the following parts:
Alto Saxophone 1
Alto Saxophone 2
Alto Saxophone 3
“Toccata & Fugue in D minor” is also available in hard-copy from June Emerson Wind Music.