Bach - Contrapunctus II from “The Art of Fugue” for Brass Quintet
J. S. Bach’s massive work, The Art of Fugue, is a summation of his powers as a composer of contrapuntal music. Each Fugue is a masterpiece in its own right. Contrapunctus II is a four voice Fugue that uses the direct form of the theme (as in Number I) but with a “swinging” feel due to the French style dotted eighth – sixteenth rhythm. This piece is approximately three minutes in length.