Bach chorales from Boyd and Riemenscheider, COMPOSITION PRACTICE, Uncategorized

Bach chorale harmonisation with high trumpet descant

Ths is Boyd exercise 7, Riemenscheider 24 ‘Valet will ich dir geben’, a Palm Sunday hymn.

 

Bach set this in quite a minor way as a Pietist ‘leavetaking’ but I decided to go back to the original words which translate to ‘Glory, Laud and Honour’ (St Theodulph, 820AD).

This has a very high trumpet part which provisionally I would allocate to a piccolo trumpet in A (not sure yet about the lowest notes as this instrument may need or have an extra valve to extend its range)

Score:

boyd-chorale-exercises-7-bach-24-with-added-trumpet-as-worked-a-full-score

WAV file generated from Sibelius

Look out for the German sixth in bar 6!

 

 

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