Brandenburg Concerto No 3

From Wind Repertory Project
Johann Sebastian Bach

Johann Sebastian Bach (arr. David Marlatt)

This work bears the designation BWV 1048.

General Info

Year: 1721 / 2011
Duration: c. 8:50
Difficulty: VI (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: String Ensemble
Publisher: Eighth Note Publications
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $30.00


1. [no tempo indication] (usually performed at Allegro or Allegro moderato)
2. Adagio in E minor
3. Allegro


Full Score
B-flat Trumpet I-II
B-flat Flugelhorn
Horn in F


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

This third concerto was originally written for three violins, three violas, three cellos and basso continuo. This grouping of choirs of instruments in three creates a balanced sonority. To facilitate this grouping, the third trumpet player should perform on flugelhorn to allow for combinations with the trumpets and with the horn/trombone.

- Program Note from publisher

For the All-Star Brass with Mark Gould.

- Program Note from score

The Brandenburg Concertos by Johann Sebastian Bach (BWV 1046–1051, original title: Six Concerts à plusieurs instruments) are a collection of six instrumental works presented by Bach to Christian Ludwig, Margrave of Brandenburg-Schwedt, in 1721 (though probably composed earlier). They are widely regarded as some of the best orchestral compositions of the Baroque era.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • New England Conservatory (Boston, Mass.) Symphonic Winds (William Drury, conductor) – 16 April 2019
  • New England Conservatory (Boston, Mass.) Symphonic Winds (William Drury, conductor) – 24 October 2017

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