FREE International Shipping on all orders!

If you need a score fast, we can also send it by email

Scroll upScroll down

Cat's Fugue - Domenico Scarlatti

cat's fugue
PDF Document
Price: £9.99 (inc VAT)
Make Enquiry
Pause MP3 Sample
View Score

About This Work

"Cat's Fugue - Fugue in G minor - K30" - is a one movement sonata for Harpsichord by Domenico Scarlatti. The nickname, which was not introduced until early in the 19th century and never used by the composer, originates from a story of how Scarlatti came up with the strikingly unusual motif upon which the fugue is built. Legend has it that Scarlatti had a pet cat called ‘Pulcinella', who was described by the composer to enjoy walking across the keyboard, always curious about its sounds. On one occasion, according to the story, Scarlatti wrote down a phrase from one of these "improvisation sessions", and used it as a lead motif in this fugue.

This sophisticated fugue has been innovatively arranged in F minor by Ray Thompson for Brass Quintet. The complex structure of the fugue has been fully realized and gives an opportunity for all members of the group to participate its delightful twists and turns. A great score by Ray and one that is ideal for amateur and professional ensembles.

ComposerDomenico Scarlatti
ArrangerRay Thompson
CategoryBrass Quintet
DurationCirca 3 mins 30 secs
DifficultyThis piece has difficulty rating of 3.5 on a scale one through 6, with 6 being the hardest. Click here to see how we grade our band sets.
InstrumentationConductors Full Score
1st Bb Trumpet
2nd Bb Trumpet
Horn in F
Tenor Trombone
Additional Parts
Eb Horn
Bb Trombone
Eb Bass
Bb Bass
Parts SuppliedFor a full list of parts supplied under our free postage scheme, please visit FAQ's.
Catalogue No.
Product Code: SM0439

There are no comments on this product.

Send us your comment on this product

Send Your Comments

Your name, as entered here, will be displayed alongside your comment
Your email address will not be displayed on our website and will not be passed on to anyone else
* = Required Field

Top of page

Home Page > Brass Quintet > Brass Quintets > Cat's Fugue - Domenico Scarlatti