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The Eugene Adam Collection, Part 2:
Joannes Rochut: Douze Duos de J.S. Bach

Joannes Rochut 1928

Joannes Rochut (1881-1952) is well known to trombonists for the three volumes of "Melodious Etudes for Trombone" which he transcribed from the "Vocalises" of Marco Bordogni. These books, first published by Carl Fischer (New York) in 1928, were arranged when Rochut was principal trombonist of the Boston Symphony Orchestra (1925-1930).

Rochut, a first prize winner at the Paris Conservatorie, was an organizer of the first of the famous "Concerts Koussevitzky" in Paris which brought him to the attention of the then music director of the Boston Symphony, Serge Koussevitzky. Koussevitzky brought Rochut to Boston where he stayed until celebrated friction between the Frenchman and the Russian trombonist Jacob Raichman (who had been brought by Koussevitzky to the Boston Symphony as co-principal trombone in 1926) led Rochut to leave Boston and return to France.

Rochut/Bach  Douze Duos Page 1

Page 1 of Duo 1 from Joannes Rochut's Douze Duos de J.S. Bach

The Douze Duos de J. S. Bach are arrangements by Rochut for two trombones drawn from the Two Part Inventions (for piano) by Bach. Originally published by M. Delfaux & A. Legay (Paris) in 1914, they are now out of print and in the public domain.

Rochut's arrangement compares to Bach's original (Rochut retained Bach's original keys) with the following numbering:

Rochut/Bach Douze Duos Cover

Cover/Title Page of Joannes Rochut's Douze Duos de J.S. Bach

On the cover/title page to this copy of Rochut's Douze Duos, you can see three signatures. While in Boston, Rochut gave this music to Eugene Adam who, at the time, was playing Assistant Principal Trombone. Rochut inscribed the title page:

Mr. Eugene Adam, First Trombone of the Boston Symphony. Yours very truly, J. Rochut

Adam, in turn, presented the same music to his friend, Kauko Kahila (see Part 1 of the Eugene Adam Collection: Solos for Trombone for information about the relationship between Adam and Kahila and their connections in the Boston and Saint Louis Symphonies) and inscribed it:

To a good friend for life, Kauko Kahila. Eugene Adam

When Kauko Kahila gave his collection of music which originally belonged to Adam to me, he inscribed it:

To my great friend and Bass Trombone colleague, Douglas Yeo. Kauko Kahila

The cover page also has a few other markings on it of interest. The first is a round stain from a cup of coffee. Also, the price ("prix") of the book is pencilled in as $2.00 and underneath is written, in Adam's hand, "real Bargain."

The 25 pages which make up Rochut's Douze Duos de J.S. Bach were photographed with a high resolution digital camera and subsequently transferred to .pdf format for easy download. The files are large, about 1 MB per page, but I did this so the quality and resolution would be the best possible. On a cable modem or DSL, the files will download quickly, but with a regular modem, download time may be considerable.

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rochut_bach_cover.pdf
Cover
The cover to Joannes Rochut's "Douze Duos de J.S. Bach" with autographs of Joannes Rochut Eugene Adam and Kauko Kahila.
rochut_bach_01a.pdf
Page 2
Duet 1 - beginning
rochut_bach_01b_02a.pdf
Page 3
Duet 1 - conclusion
Duet 2 - beginning
rochut_bach_02b.pdf
Page 4
Duet 2 - continuation
rochut_bach_02c.pdf
Page 5
Duet 2 - conclusion
rochut_bach_03a.pdf
Page 6
Duet 3 - beginning
rochut_bach_03b.pdf
Page 7
Duet 3 - conclusion
rochut_bach_04a.pdf
Page 8
Duet 4 - beginning
rochut_bach_04b.pdf
Page 9
Duet 4 - conclusion
rochut_bach_05a.pdf
Page 10
Duet 5: beginning
rochut_bach_05b.pdf
Page 11
Duet 5: conclusion
rochut_bach_06a.pdf
Page 12
Duet 6: beginning
rochut_bach_06b.pdf
Page 13
Duet 6: conclusion
rochut_bach_07a.pdf
Page 14
Duet 7: beginning
rochut_bach_07b.pdf
Page 15
Duet 7: conclusion
rochut_bach_08a.pdf
Page 16
Duet 8: beginning
rochut_bach_08b.pdf
Page 17
Duet 8: conclusion

rochut_bach_09a.pdf
Page 18
Duet 9: beginning
rochut_bach_09b.pdf
Page 19
Duet 9: conclusion
rochut_bach_10a.pdf
Page 20
Duet10: beginning
rochut_bach_10b.pdf
Page 21
Duet 10: conclusion
rochut_bach_11a.pdf
Page 22
Duet 11: beginning
rochut_bach_11b.pdf
Page 23
Duet 11: conclusion
rochut_bach_12a.pdf
Page 24
Duet 12: beginning
rochut_bach_12b.pdf
Page 25
Duet 12: conclusion


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