L'estro armonico (meaning "The Harmonic Inspiration") is a set of Concertos (Op.3) by Antonio Vivaldi. The set were published in Amsterdam in 1711. They were the first of the composer's concertos to be published and became very well known and influential across much of Europe. Bach transcribed several of these concertos for either Harpsichord or Organ, and we present here the 2nd movement of his Organ arrangement (catalogued as BWV 596) of Vivaldi's 11th Concerto in D minor (catalogued as RV 565). The image alongside is taken from Bach's manuscript of this arrangement. Click to see the whole movement. The first page (of the first movement) is marked "W.F.Bach" since it became part of the playing repertoire of Bach's eldest son Wilhelm Friedemann Bach. The video below gives a rough impression of the work using a midi keyboard played 3 times for the 2 organ manuals and also for the organ pedals. In addition you can also find links below for audio file downloads and the organ sheet music.
Here is a video of Vivaldi's L'estro armonico Concerto No.11 in Dm, 2nd movement for Organ by Bach:
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The image below is the first page of the sheet music, and here you can download the full sheet music for Vivaldi's L'estro armonico Concerto No.11 in Dm, 2nd movement for Organ by Bach in PDF format.