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Brandenburg Concerto No. 6

Composer
J.S. Bach
Year of composition
1721
Arranger
Lyricist
none
Difficulty
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
Duration
19 minutes
Genre
Classical music
Instrumentation
String orchestra
Instrumental parts
Not available

The Brandenburg Concerti by J.S. Bach are of course among a small collection of the finest music ever written. But alas, Bach knew nothing about the rarity of violi da gamba in the 21st Century when he wrote Number 6. So I've arranged it without a single viola da gamba, but for the two viola soloists and a normal string orchestra instead. I understand that others have also addressed the need for an arrangement such as this, but I haven't seen their work, and I trust that I've made at least a few different decisions from them. I've also edited some of the bowing and the soloists' fingering.

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