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Brandenburg Concerto # 2


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Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 2

The Story of the Brandenburg Concertos

When Johann Sebastian Bach sent a set of six concertos to the Margrave of Brandenburg -- a German official -- the Margrave probably never even looked at the music. Bach called his pieces "concertos for a variety of instruments," because each one calls for a different instrumental combination.

Track list:
Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 5
Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 1, third movement
Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 3, first movement
Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 6, third movement
Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 4, first movement, third movement
Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 2, first movement

Classics for Kids Quiz

1. How many Brandenburg Concertos did J. S. Bach write?

7

3

6

10


2.Which instrument is NOT heard in the Brandenburg Concertos?

trumpet

saxophone

violin

flute


3. A harpsichord sounds different from a piano because

its strings are plucked by tiny quills

small hammers hit its strings

its strings are strummed like a guitar or harp


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