Brandenburg Concerto No. 3, BWV 1048, with added middle-movement choices
from: J.S. Bach - Brandenburg Concertos & Orchestral Suites
Originally for string orchestra in G major, transposed here to F. We offer an alternative to the two bare chords that are all that Bach left as a middle movement. This idea, once suggested by Donald F. Tovey, involves an Adagio from a discarded version of the violin & continuo sonata BWV 1019a. There is a choice of two versions of this piece to act as a stand-in middle movement. The first has been adapted to end in the same key as the original two chords do, in this case the dominant of d minor. The second follows the original Adagio ending which is in the dominant of Bb minor, F major, which happens to be the key of the ensuing 3rd movement. Of course the two chords appended to the first movement should be omitted if the Adagio is played. Revised March 1, 2023.
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Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 complete28 pp.