Violin Concerto in A minor (III. Allegro assai) by J. S. Bach. Sheet music for Violin, page 1.

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J. S. Bach - Violin Concerto in A minor (III. Allegro assai)

Sheet music for violin

Alt. Title: Violin Concerto No. 1
Info: The last movement is perhaps Bach's most animated and carefree movement in the minor mode. The earliest surviving manuscript of Bach’s A minor Violin Concerto dates from around 1730 after Bach assumed directorship of Leipzig’s collegium musicum. After producing over 200 sacred cantatas over 6 years as the new cantor of Leipzig’s Lutheran churches, Bach felt he had enough church music that he could now recycle in future years. Adding on his post with the collegium provided him with an opportunity to present secular, instrumental music to the public in a series of weekly concerts given in Zimmermann’s coffee shop during the winter and at an outdoor coffee garden in the summer. Bach himself likely performed the solo part at these intimate gatherings, which would have been attended by about 150 coffee-drinkers at most. Many scholars suspect that the concerto was first composed during Bach’s time as Kapellmeister in Cöthen from 1717-1723. Bach composed many of his most beloved instrumental works during the five and half years he spent there. The 1730 manuscript may thus be a revision of an earlier version; later in his life, he recast the piece yet again as a concerto for harpsichord in G minor.
Opus number: BWV 1041
Date: 1717-1730
Artist: Johann Sebastian Bach
Born: 21 March 1685 , Eisenach
Died: 28 July 1750 , Leipzig
The artist: One of the greatest composers of all time. Bach wrote hundreds of pieces for organ, choir, as well as many other instruments. He spent most of his life as a church organist and a choir director. His music combines profound expression with clever musico-mathematical feats, like fugues and cannons in which the same melody is played against itself in various ways.
Instrument: Violin
Key: A minor
Range: A3 - F6
Time signature: 9/8
Tempo: 130 BPM
Duration: 3:15
Pages: 5
Difficulty: Advanced
Style: Classical
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