Three Bach Chorales

Arranged by Nicholas Contorno

Grade 3

Saxophone Quartet



In the first two chorales, Gott Lebet Noch (BWV 320) and Jesu, Joy Of Man’s Desiring (BWV 147), the flowing lines of Bach’s music fits the scoring very well and allows all players the chance to participate equally. The second chorale is set as an Irish jig in duple meter rather than its traditional triple meter. A Triangle is added as well as a section in perfect 4ths. The third chorale, Jesu, Nun Sei Gepreiset (BWV 362), contains a beautiful moving line for the bari Saxophone. A traditional addition to your Christmas performance. Total duration 6:20.

Contents: Gott Lebet Noch (BWV 320); Jesu, Joy Of Man’s Desiring (BWV 147); Jesu, Nun Sei Gepreiset (BWV 362)

Instrumentation: 2 Altos, Tenor and Baritone Saxes

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Weight 1.25 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 9 × 0.5 in

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