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Re: Re: Bach 2nd brandenburg concerto - wrong note?
> If you don't like it, don't play it.... > > That's the arrangers job..... to make it work...... Fair comment! If it's legal, I have no objection what people get up to provided I don't have to witness it or suffer the results...but I do care about the way the general public perceives brass band music. However, I am always very happy to be proved wrong by a dazzling performance of an ingenious arrangement. To be more helpful...the late Paul Steinitz, one of my old university professors and a leading Bach scholar, used to say there are many moments in Brandenburg 2 where the counterpoint only makes technical sense if the trumpet part is played an octave lower than we currently do it. He was adamant that the "tromba in F" must have been a brass instrument pitched like a modern orchestral horn. It would certainly have made it less of an olympic feat to play the thing! I don't have a score to hand, but is this one of those moments perhaps? Andy PS Sorry about my unguarded remarks earlier...one minute I was thinking it, the next I had typed it! -- NJH Sheet Music, bandsman.co.uk/music.htm, Prima Arts, quality music for quality bands, www.prima-arts.co.uk, Toot-Sweet, instrument repairers, www.toot-sweet.co.uk, this list, send a plain text mail to listproc@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx with the following body (not subject):