The score and parts to Ricercar a 6

David Matthews made this arrangement of J.S. Bach’s Ricercar a 6 in 1999 for the English Chamber Orchestra. The 6-minute piece from The Musical Offering is arranged for wind nonet, comprising pairs of oboes, clarinets, horns, bassoons, and a single flute. Matthews’ meticulous arrangement explores the variety of timbres, textures, and instrumental pairings across the ensemble to illuminate Bach’s counterpoint. .