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Bach, JS - Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G, BWV 1048 - for Strings with Piano Accompaniment - Arranged by Isaac - Alfred Publication

Bach, JS - Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G, BWV 1048 - for Strings with Piano Accompaniment - Arranged by Isaac - Alfred Publication | 7223 129

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Brandenburg Concerto No. 3, in G
by Johann Sebastian Bach
for String Orchestra or Chamber Ensemble

This is a simplified arrangement of the first and second movements of Bach's Third Brandenburg concerto. It includes multiple copies of each string part, as well as a piano accompaniment, but doesn't require strict instrumentation due to doubling across several of the parts.

This edition contains the full score and the following parts:
Violin I (8 copies)
Violin II (8 copies)
Violin III (3 copies to supplement or substitute for viola part)
VIola (5 copies)
Cello (5 copies)
Bass (5 copies)
Piano Accompaniment (1 copy)

The Viola and Violin III parts are almost entirely in unison, so either can be used as a substitute or a supplement for the other. The Cello, Bass, and Piano left hand parts are also almost entirely in unison or an octave apart with only a few short divergences. This allows for rather flexible ensemble instrumentation.

Published by Alfred Music.

Difficulty: Apprentice Level 3-4 (Intermediate)

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Brandenburg Concerto 3

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Asked On: 08/17/2017

The description text says 3 violins, viola, cello. However the example score shows V1, V2, viola, cello. I'm looking for 3 violin parts in treble clef, would this music work? or would I have to transcribe the viola line to treble? Thank you for your help!

SHAR Answer:

Hello, Donni - Good question! The violin 3 part (of which you get three copies in treble clef) is almost entirely in unison with the viola part (of which you get five copies in alto clef). There are only a few notes where the viola part jumps down an octave for a note or two, and a few short phrases where it is lower by a different interval. They are essentially substitute parts, or can be played together in a larger ensemble, which is why only the viola line is shown in the score. The Cello and Bass parts are similar, and nearly match each other and the left hand of the piano. So, for your intents and purposes, the three violin parts will work nicely as a trio, but you will probably want the cello, bass, or piano accompaniment to be played at the same time as well. I hope this answers all of your questions!

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