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Fugue a la Gigue
Holst/M. Brand
concert band (score & parts)
Quantity in Basket: none
Code: R10299
Price: $85.00
Shipping Weight: 3.00 pounds

Grade V
Duration 5:10

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Fugue a la Gigue Score


Flute 1/Piccolo
Flute 2
Oboe 1/2
Eb Clarinet
Solo Bb Clarinet
Ripieno 1st Bb Clarinet
Bb Clarinet 2
Bb Clarinet 3
Bb Bass Clarinet
Alto Saxophone 1
Alto Saxophone 2
Tenor Saxophone
Baritone Saxophone

Bb Cornet 1
Bb Cornet 2
F Horn 1
F Horn 2
Eb Horn 1
Eb Horn 2
Trombone 1
Trombone 2
Bb Trombone TC 1
Bb Trombone TC 2
Euphonium (Baritone) BC
Bb Euphonium (Baritone) TC
Bb Bass TC

When Holst was commissioned to write ‘Hammersmith’ for the BBC Wireless Military Band in 1928 he felt rather out of practice in orchestrating for the medium. For some years he had had the idea of arranging some Bach fugues for brass and military band so he set himself the task of scoring the Organ Fugue in G Major BWV 577 (from Preludes, Fugues and Fantasias). He, rather than Bach, called it ‘Fugue a La Gigue’.

The piece made an ideal exercise and Holst’s brilliant dovetailing of the counterpoint between different instruments shows his mastery. The piece is technically demanding and the characteristic unison clarinet writing suggests the orchestral conception of a large Wind Ensemble rather than a Band. It was this conception which the composer carried forward into ‘Hammersmith’

Fugue a La Gigue was published for Military Band in 1928 by Boosey & Hawkes and shortly afterwards for orchestra, but with only short scores, as was customary at the time. This edition has the full score of Holst’s original orchestration but with optional added parts for full Concert Band.

Sets sold in the USA and Canada DO NOT include transposed parts for Eb Horns, Bb Trombones (TC), Bb Bass (TC).

Sets sold on the continent of Europe ALSO INCLUDE transposed parts for Bb Trombones (BC), Bb Tuba (BC) and Eb Tuba (TC) and (BC).



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