Bach Brandenburg Concertos — graphical scores
I drew my first graphical score
in the early 1970s ...
J. S. Bach, Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G major, 3rd movement, measures 84-92, circa 1974
... and in the early 1980s started learning how to animate them.
The first of these saw the light of day in 1985
(a fugue from Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier, on an Atari 800),
the second, in 1988 (the Brandenburg Concerto movement that I'd drawn in the 1970s, on an IBM PC).
When I started selling VHS tapes in 1990,
I included a movement of a Brandenburg Concerto.
In 2005 I published my first YouTube videos,
and in 2008 published the first Brandenburg Concerto movement there.
In 2009 I developed the tools I needed to synchronize animated graphical scores to audio recordings,
and made the first Brandenburg concerto video using a live recording.
In 2013 I decided that the concerto that had gotten me started on the project deserved special treatment,
so I paid for a license to a high-quality recording for use in a video of the
4th Brandenburg Concerto.
J. S. Bach, Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G major, 3rd movement, measures 84-92, circa 2013
By 2021 I'd published YouTube videos of all six concertos.
Here's a chart showing the progress of that project ...
... (vertical position of dot indicates which movement) and here's the
Here's a complete index to my YouTube videos of the Brandenburg Concertos.
In general, the later versions are more ornate and have better recordings.
I've marked (*) a few of my favorites.
Here's a page that describes my work on the first movement of the third concerto.
Stephen Malinowski — August 18-21, 2021
Please contact me with questions, corrections, or comments.