List of orchestral works by Johann Sebastian Bach

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Orchestral works by Johann Sebastian Bach refers to the compositions in the eleventh chapter of the Bach-Werke-Verzeichnis (BWV, catalogue of Bach's compositions),[1] or, in the New Bach Edition, the compositions in Series VII.[2]

Concertos[edit]

Violin concertos (BWV 1041–1043)[edit]

Triple concerto (BWV 1044)[edit]

Opening movement for a cantata, for violin and orchestra (BWV 1045)[edit]

  • BWV 1045 – Violin Concerto movement in D major, abandoned opening movement (sinfonia) to a lost cantata (?)

Brandenburg concertos (BWV 1046–1051)[edit]

Keyboard concertos (BWV 1052–1065)[edit]

Suites (BWV 1066–1070)[edit]

  • BWV 1066 – Orchestral Suite No. 1 in C major (for woodwinds, strings and continuo)
    • [Ouverture] (no description, two sections), Courante, Gavotte I & II, Forlane, Menuet I & II, Bourrée I & II, Passepied I & II.
  • BWV 1067 – Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B minor (for flute, strings and continuo)
    • [Ouverture] (no description, two sections), Rondeau, Sarabande, Bourrée I & II, Polonaise & Double, Menuet, Badinerie.
  • BWV 1068 – Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major (for oboes, trumpets, timpani, strings and continuo)
    • [Ouverture] (no description, two sections), Air, Gavotte I & II, Bourrée, Gigue.
  • BWV 1069 – Orchestral Suite No. 4 in D major (for oboes, bassoon, trumpets, timpani, strings and continuo)
    • [Ouverture] (no description, two sections), Bourrée I & II, Gavotte, Menuet I & II, Rejouissance.
  • BWV 1070 – Orchestral Suite in G minor (spurious – W. F. Bach)

Sinfonia (BWV 1071)[edit]

  • BWV 1071, renumbered as BWV 1046a: early version of the first Brandenburg Concerto.

References[edit]

  1. ^ (BWV2a) Alfred Dürr, Yoshitake Kobayashi (eds.), Kirsten Beißwenger. Bach Werke Verzeichnis: Kleine Ausgabe, nach der von Wolfgang Schmieder vorgelegten 2. Ausgabe. Preface in English and German. Wiesbaden: Breitkopf & Härtel, 1998. ISBN 3765102490 - ISBN 978-3765102493, pp. 424–436
  2. ^ The New Bach Edition – Series VII: Orchestral Works at the Bärenreiter website