Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto with Natural Trumpet

Baroque composers made frequent use of trumpets in sacred, orchestral, and even solo works(Photo: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:StanislavJ)
Baroque composers made frequent use of trumpets in sacred, orchestral, and even solo works(Photo: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:StanislavJ)

Recently I played the 1st movement of J. S. Bach‘s 3rd Brandenburg Concerto.  Since it’s scored for all strings, I thought I’d give you a sample of Brandenburg No. 2 with woodwinds and brass in a period instrument performance by the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra.

Note the natural trumpet, recorder, and older style oboe.

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