Bach had the idea to write the second movement as 2 cords in one measure. Some believe that it was a place holder and Bach was going to finish the second movement at a later date and others say it provided a musician a starting point for improvisation.
Wendy Carlos created a track that had me thinking her efforts were directly influenced by Bach's spirit. I'm not so lucky (or maybe your not so lucky).
I took the notes of the cords and arranged them in sequence to produce the following. I'm not sure Bach would have approved of the somewhat haunting melody the sequence produced.
Music File origin: IMPROV01.MUS - k-Pack
Control Computer: 130XE
Sequencer Software: MIDI Music System by Lee Actor
Voice 1 - PAT8
Voice 2 - PAT6
MIDI out: MIDIMAX
Atari 130XE (#2)
MIDI in: Arduino Software: MONOSYN_1-Byte_Data_rC.ino
Monitor output to mixer
Software: ADSR0D.M65 (recompiled for each voice settings)
(.Included READMIDC.M65) -
Loaded from ATARIMAX Cart.
Mixer: Behringer Xenyx 1202 FX
Mic One input - Atari monitor port
FX : #3 MID HALL 1
Recorder: PC - Audacity 2.1.2
File: Brandenburg no3 Second Movement.aup
- Sync tracks and trim