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Concertos and Orchestral Suites

Violin Concerto (BWV 1041)
Scoring: vn; str, bc
Year written: 1717 1723
Cöthen, 1717-23; cf 1058

Violin Concerto (BWV 1042)
Scoring: vn; str, bc
Year written: 1717 1723
Cöthen, 1717-1723; cf 1054

Concerto for 2 violins (BWV 1043)
Scoring: 2 vn; str, bc
Year written: 1717 1723
Cöthen, 1717-23; cf 1062

Concerto for flute, violin and harpsichord (BWV 1044)
Scoring: fl, vn, hpd, str, bc
Year written: 1730 after
Leipzig, ?after 1730; movements adapted from prelude and fugue 894 and trio sonata 547

Concerto movement in D Major (BWV 1045)
Scoring: vn; 3 tpt, timp, 2 ob, str, bc
Frag; intended as opening sinfonia for church cantata.

Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 (BWV 1046) Recommended
Scoring: 2 hn, ob, vn piccolo; 2 ob, bn, str, bc
Year written: 1713 1721
?Cöthen, 1717

Sinfonia, 2 horns, 3 oboes, bassoon, strings and continuo (BWV 1046a)
Year written: 1713 ?

Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 (BWV 1047) Recommended
Scoring: tpt, rec, ob, vn, str, bc
Year written: 1713 1721
?Cöthen, 1717-18

Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 (BWV 1048) Recommended
Scoring: 3 vn, 3 va, 3 vc, bc
Year written: 1713 1721
?Weimar, 1711-13

Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 (BWV 1049) Recommended
Scoring: vn, 2 rec, str, bc
Year written: 1713 1721
?Cöthen c1720; cf 1057

Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 (BWV 1050) Recommended
Scoring: fl, vn, hpd, str, bc
Year written: 1713 1721
?Cöthen, 1720-21; 1050a = early version, ?c1719

Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 (BWV 1051) Recommended
Scoring: 2 va, 2 va da gamba, vc, bc
Year written: 1713 1721
?Weimar, 1708-10

Harpsichord Concerto (BWV 1052) Recommended
Scoring: hpd; str, bc
Year written: 1738 c
From lost vn conc, reconstructed in NBA VII/vii

Harpsichord Concerto (BWV 1053)
Scoring: hpd; str, bc
Year written: 1739 c
From lost ?oboe concerto; see NBA VII/vii, CC

Harpsichord Concerto (BWV 1054)
Scoring: hpd; str, bc
Year written: 1740 c
From 1042

Harpsichord Concerto (BWV 1055) Recommended
Scoring: hpd; str, bc
Year written: 1741 c
From lost ob d'amore conc. reconstructed in NBA VII/vii

Harpsichord Concerto (BWV 1056) Recommended
Scoring: hpd; str, bc
Year written: 1742 c
outer movements from lost oboe concerto in g. reconstructed in NBA VII/vii

Harpsichord Concerto (BWV 1057)
Scoring: hpd, 2 rec; str, bc
Year written: 1743 c
From 1049

Harpsichord Concerto (BWV 1058)
Scoring: hpd; str, bc
Year written: 1744 c
From 1041

Harpsichord Concerto (BWV 1059)
Scoring: hpd, ob; str, bc
Year written: 1745 c
inc; from lost oboe concerto, see NBA VII/vii, CC

Concerto for Two Harpsichords (BWV 1060)
Scoring: 2 hpd; str, bc
Year written: 1735 1742
From lost oboe and violin concerto. reconstructed in NBA VII/vii

Concerto for Two Harpsichords (BWV 1061)
Scoring: 2 hpd; str, bc
Year written: 1735 1742
orig, harpsichord concerto

Concerto for Two Harpsichords (BWV 1062)
Scoring: 2 hpd; str, bc
Year written: 1735 1742
From 1043

Concerto for Three Harpsichords (BWV 1063)
Scoring: 3 hpd; str, bc
Year written: 1735 1742
Source unknown, see NBA VII/vii, CC

Concerto for Three Harpsichords (BWV 1064)
Scoring: 3 hpd; str, bc
Year written: 1735 1742
From lost 3 vn concerto in D reconstructed in NBA II/vii

Concerto for Four Harpsichords (BWV 1065)
Scoring: 4 hpd; str, bc
Year written: 1735 1742
From Vivaldi Op. 3 no 10 = RV580

Orchestral Suite No. 1 (BWV 1066)
Scoring: 2 ob, bn, str, bc
Year written: 1717 1740
Cöthen c1717-1723

Orchestral Suite No. 2 (BWV 1067)
Scoring: fl; str, bc
Year written: 1717 1740
Leipzig, late 1730s

Orchestral Suite No. 3 (BWV 1068)
Scoring: 3 tpt, timp, 2 ob, str, bc
Year written: 1717 1740
Leipzig c1729-1731

Orchestral Suite No. 4 (BWV 1069)
Scoring: 3 tpt, timp, 3 oboes, bn, str, bc
Year written: 1717 1740
Cöthen, c1717-23; movt 1 adapted as opening chorus of cantata 110

Overture, probably spurious (BWV 1070)

Sinfonia (Spurious) (BWV 1071)
Scoring: str, bc
See 1046a

Trumpet