J.S. Bach – In Dir ist Freude BWV 615
Originally written for organ, this joyful prelude chorale was composed by Bach to celebrate the new year. Ensemble (sextet): 2 trumpets in Bb, horn in F, tenor trombone, bass trombone, tuba. Level: medium.
J.S. Bach / A. Vivaldi – Concerto in C major BWV 594 (1st mov)
This piece was originally Vivaldi’s concerto in D major RV 208 for violin, strings and continuo; then Bach transcribed it for organ solo, with little modifications. Ensemble (sextet): 3 trumpets in C, horn in F, trombone, tuba. Level: medium/advanced.
J.S. Bach – Herzlich tut mich verlangen BWV 727
A touching organ prelude chorale with a melody of rare beauty. Ensemble (quartet): trumpet in Bb, horn in F, tenor trombone, bass trombone. Level: easy.