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Sunday, April 30, 2017

Cutting Hall,
Palatine IL
3:30pm

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Fred P. Hall Amphitheater,
Palatine IL
8:00pm

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Fred P. Hall Amphitheater,
Palatine IL
8:00pm

Monday, July 3, 2017

Wallace Bowl at Gillson Park,
Wilmette IL
7:30pm

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Lagoon at Dawes Park,
Evanston IL
7:30pm

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Main Beach Bandshell,
Crystal Lake IL
12:30pm

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Fred P. Hall Amphitheater,
Palatine IL
8:00pm

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Little Fugue

Johann Sebastian Bach/adapted by Calvin Custer

 

Little Fugue was written in G minor for organ, an instrument on which Bach was a virtuoso. (In a fugue, a short melody or phrase is introduced by one part and successively taken up by others and developed through interweaving.) Early editors of Bach's work included “little” in the title to distinguish this piece from the later “Great Fantasia and Fugue in G minor” which is longer. It may also refer to the fact that “Little Fugue” is uncharacteristically not coupled with a preceding prelude.

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750) is the most famous of a large German family of performers and composers who lived during the late Baroque period. He enriched established German styles through skill in counterpoint, harmonic and motivic organization, and the adaptation of rhythms, forms, and textures from abroad, particularly from Italy and France. His music is revered for its technical command, artistic beauty, and intellectual depth.

Last updated on March 25, 2016 by Palatine Concert Band