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Bach, Chromadepth 3D, Brandenburg Concerto 6, 1st mvt.

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Published on Apr 8, 2012

The first movement of Bach's sixth (and last) Brandenburg Concerto, BWV 1051, accompanied by an animated score. This concerto is unusual in that the highest-pitched instruments in the ensemble are two solo violas.
FAQ

Q: Where can I get free sheet music for this piece?
A: Here:
http://tinyurl.com/bwv1051

Q: Who is playing this piece?
A: The violists are Elias Goldstein & Elizabeth Choi, and the solo violoncellist is Anna Steinhoff; they are playing with the Advent Chamber Orchestra. I got this recording from the Wikimedia Commons:
http://tinyurl.com/brand6mvt1
This recording is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 2.0 License:
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/b...

Q: There sure is a lot of audience noise in this ... coughing, baby crying ...
A: Yes, there is. That might have been part of why this recording was put in the Wikimedia Commons.

Q: I don't like this version of the animation as much as others I've seen ...
A: I've posted several versions of this, including ...
... balls without stretching (version 1) ...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DoOr1j...
... balls with stretching (version 2) ...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4KDoz-...
... bars (version 3) ...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mR8LrZ...
... balls with stretching (version 4) ...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kj1VvT...
... balls with stretching (version 4 with white background) ...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EE73YE...

Q: It sure is hard to watch this.
A: Yes, but it may help to know this: at the beginning (and the other places that are like the beginning), the two violas (the highest instruments) are playing the same thing, offset in time by one eighth-note; so it's like a really quick echo.

Q: Is there a way I could make the bar-graph scores myself?
A: The Music Animation Machine MIDI file player will generate this display; you can get the (Windows) software here:
http://www.musanim.com/player/
There are lots of places on the web where you can get MIDI files; I usually go to the Classical Archives site first:
http://www.classicalarchives.com/

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