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A possible slow movement for Brandenburg 3

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Why Bach omitted a slow, second movement in his Brandenburg Concerto No 3 in G is not known. Usually a short cadenza is played, often by the principal violinist, violist or continuo player. Sometimes a slow movement from another of Bach's works is inserted. 

Here is a small offering suggesting a solution to this unsolvable riddle, written in the relative minor of the home key. It has no programme. It was originally written as a compositional exercise in Christchurch, New Zealand in 2006, and had an amateur performance there with the Christchurch Camerata. The piece was revised in 2020.

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A possible slow movement for Brandenburg 3
Year:
2020
Category:
String Orch. (w/wo solo)
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Recordings:
Minutes:
4

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Brandenburg Chaconne

Location 
Eynsford , Kent
United Kingdom
51° 21' 59.2416" N, 0° 12' 41.5404" E
Kent GB