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Hypothesis Two Bourres by JS Bach is more of a challenge to perform than Etude 13 by L Niehaus because the Two Bourres was originally written for Violoncello whereas the Etude was composed specifically for the saxophone The music of Bach and Niehaus exemplifies the style and characteristics of their period namely the Baroque and Twentieth-Century respectively Through an analysis and comparison of the Two Bourres by JS Bach and Etude 13 by Niehaus I will prove that these two works are vastly contrasting in style and in their treatment of musical elements which all combine to make the Two Bourres more of a challenge to perform than Etude 13 Johann Sebastian Bach 1685-1750 was born in Eisenach Germany He grew up in a very musical family which probably influenced him to compose and play music early on in his life Throughout his life he held positions in Arnstadt Muhlhausen Kothen and Leipzig As a church organist he combined composing with other duties such as conducting and accompanying Bach is renowned for his mastery of the fugue some may argue he mastered all Baroque elements Some of his well known pieces include the 48 Preludes and Fugues the Goldburg Variations and for keyboard the Italian Concerto the 6 French and English Suites and the 15 two-part and 15 three-part inventions Lennie Niehaus 1929- is a featured alto saxophone soloist and arranger for the famous Stan Kenton Orchestra he has also recorded several albums of his own with jazz greats Mel Lewis Shelly Manne Jimmy Giuffre Hampton Hawes amd more Lennie has also been composer for numerous Clint Eastwood films including Pale Rider Unforgiven The Bridges of Madison Country Absolute Power True Crime Space Cowboys and Bird the award-winning tribute to legendary bebop artist Charlie Parker In 1994 he won an Emmy for his score for the Showtime film Lush Life Within the analysis of these two pieces many musical
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