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 YouTube playlist.


Index

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.

# / BWV / score
key
complete
1
2
3
4
1 / 1046
F major
2021aug20
2021aug13
2021aug15
2021aug13
2021aug15
2021aug13
2021aug17
2021aug14
2021aug18
2 / 1047
F major
2014feb22
2018jul17
2018aug10
3 / 1048
G major
2021aug20
2009aug10
2011nov19
2020oct07
2020oct08
2020oct08
2020oct10
2020oct10
*2020oct11
2020oct11
2020oct12
2020oct12
2014sep22
*2016mar24
4 / 1049
G major
2013mar27
2013mar27
2013mar27
2008jul30
2010jun27
2013mar27
5 / 1050
D major
2021aug20
2021aug10
*2021aug12
2021aug10
2018sep26
6 / 1051
B-flat major
2020aug20
2010apr07
2010apr07
2010apr08
2010apr08
2010apr08
2010apr08
2010apr08
2010apr08
*2019apr04
2013nov15
2020may14
2009aug09
2018sep23
*2020jun01


Other

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.