Prelude & Fugue No. 1 in C Major - J.S. Bach, arr. Forbes
In this incredibly iconic Prelude & Fugue in C major, (first one in the famous "Well-Tempered Clavier" piano book), J.S. Bach greets the listener with a mesmerizing Prelude that is void of melody, yet completely captures your attention...it is no wonder that this is his most famous Prelude. The Fugue, alternatively, is incredibly tied to its motive, appearing canonically throughout the work, seemingly at random and without ever really developing any lengthy episodes. Forbes brings this work to the tuba/euph. quartet repertoire with exquisite arranging making this piano work completely idiomatic for brass playing.