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Trombones in the music of J.S. Bach — 2 Comments

  1. I love this composer-oriented snapshot of trombone history! Do you think the Leipzig Stadtpfeifern ever adapted Bach’s music for their tower concerts?

    • I doubt it, Chuck. He never composed any tower music. That was written for secular entertainment. I know of no instance of Stadtpfeifer playing chorales. And they couldn’t have played any of his keyboard works, concertos, or other secular entertainment music. I can’t even figure he would have written tower music if the Leipzig band had been as good as it was in its glory days. But I do think he would have used trombones more extensively and given them parts independent of the choir if he thought it would make a good effect. Thanks for asking.

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