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Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 BWV 1048 (1st movement)

By Johann Sebastian Bach

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Recorder Ensemble 3 alto recorders, 3 Tenor recorder, 3 bass recorders, contrabass recorder
Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). Arranged by Joris Van Goethem. Flanders Quartet Series. Full score. Heinrichshofen Verlag #N2720. Published by Heinrichshofen Verlag (PE.N2720).

Item Number: PE.N2720

ISBN 979-0-2044-2720-8.

I am absolutely convinced that a recorder player's best memories are of making music with others in recorder ensembles. There are recorder trios, quartets, quintets, and, during many courses and get-togethers, mega recorder orchestras. These are veritable 'wind machines' and loads of fun. It is always a goal of mine to adapt good works of music for the many driven students I encounter during my master classes. This arrangement of Bach's 'Brandenburg Concerto No.3' provides each performer with a musically as well as technically challenging part. Even the bass recorders can show off their prowess with a fair share of flashy passages. Bach composed his 'Brandenburg Concerto No.3' for the curious and specific string orchestra instrumentation of 3 violins, 3 violas, 3 cellos, violone, and continuo. This new arrangement makes use of the following instrumentarium: 3 alto recorders, 3 tenor recorders, 3 bass recorders, and a contrabass recorder. It is possible to strengthen the lowest voice by doubling the contrabass recorder and/or having another bass recorder play the lowest voice an octave higher. Enjoy!!!--Joris van Goethem

Score. For the set of parts, please see N2721. Part of the Flanders Quartet Series.

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