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    Default J.S. Bach Brandenburg Concertos 7-12 - a good idea?

    This recording has been featured on the local radio station this week and is apparently the result of the late Bruce Haynes reorganizing some earlier Bach cantatas into a series of concerti arranged much like 1-6. I'm a bit intrigued by the idea since I don't have those cantatas in my collection yet, but I feel a bit uneasy about someone rearranging a composer's work centuries later. What say you all?


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    Interesting idea, if Bach had to compose another set of Concerti Grossi he might have done a similar thing since he did like to rework and re-arrange his own music for other forms and intruments.

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    Interesting. I think I will buy the recording.
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    I own the recording. The concertos are worth a listen, even if I think some of it is a bit far out.

    More succesful I found the "7th Brandenburg concerto" on Andrew Parrott's Brandenburg set - an arrangement of the sonata for viola da gamba and harpsichord in g-minor for the forces of the 6th Brandenburg concerto.

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    I have to listen to believe it. I think Bach probably have many innovations if he had composed 7 - 12. Since this is not entirely his composition, no one will know how far off this set is.
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    The entire album seems to be on YouTube.

    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...gPTxSVVqKQuFzV


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    Quote Originally Posted by pcnog11 View Post
    I have to listen to believe it. I think Bach probably have many innovations if he had composed 7 - 12. Since this is not entirely his composition, no one will know how far off this set is.
    I wouldn't loose sleep over it, something's will be a mystery forever .
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    Quote Originally Posted by pcnog11 View Post
    ... no one will know how far off this set is.
    Theoretically everything may be conceivable - only ones imagination sets the limit, but practice is something else.

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