Johann Friedrich Fasch’s CONCERTO FOR 3 WIND BANDS (Concerto für drei chöre, FWV L:D 13) is possibly the largest known instrumentation for winds and percussion in the baroque era. It requires a much larger ensemble than Handel’s Musick for the Royal Fireworks. The four movements are antiphonal (but not in echoes) and have a surprisingly lacy texture.
From America’s Federalist period with an authentic rudimental drum part by rudimental drum authority John S. Pratt.
Contrabassoon part can be played by double bass. For Pic, Fl, 2Ob, 2Cl, 2Bn, CBn/DB, 2Hn, 2Tp, SD.
Two dances, “Buckley’s Favorite Reel” and the “Saratoga Hornpipe” can be found in early 19th century collections of American dance music. The setting recalls the jubilant, foot-stomping, rhythmical drive of the country fiddlers, banjoists and washtub-bassists who played the music.