By Bad Seed
Bach Concerto in D Minor for Two Violins, first movement, Vivace, accompanied by a scrolling bar-graph score.
Q: Where can I get the sheet music for this?
Q: What do the colors and sizes of the bars indicate?
A: Each instrument has a different color; the solo instruments have brighter colors; the non-solo instruments are wider (taller) to indicate that more than one instrument is playing each note.
Q: Who is playing this?
A: I licensed this recording from
It is performed by the Royalty Free Classical Music Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. Keith J. Salmon. I don't know anything beyond that about the recording (who its members are, when and where was the recording made, etc.)
Q: I hear a harpsichord, but I don't see it.
A: True. The harpsichord is not included in the score; it is usually improvised. To include it in the animation, I would have had to have transcribed it, which would have been more trouble than it was worth. Anyway, you are seeing all the notes Bach wrote.
Q: Is there a way I could make bar-graph scores like this myself?
A: The Music Animation Machine MIDI file player will generate this display; you can get the (Windows) software here:
There are lots of places on the web where you can get MIDI files; when Im looking for MIDI files, I usually go to the Classical Archives site first:
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