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These pieces written by Johann Sebastian Bach in the early 1700's are simply beautiful. With the help of the harpsichord, I was instantly transported to a garden party in Pride and Prejudice times (okay, I realize that was 100 years later, but go with it), where children are playing croquet and ladies are strolling in the sunshine carrying parasols. This music just made me happy! I couldn't stop smiling! I think the only part I didn't like was the loud trumpet in the last piece, but other than that, I wanted to learn the waltz and dance with Elizabeth Bennet at some grand party.
Here are some clips you can listen to on YouTube (not the National Philharmonic, but you'll get the idea):
Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G Major
Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 in B-flat Major
Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G Major
Brandenburg Concert No. 2 in F Major
And then of course I started daydreaming about wedding planning and string quartets and where on earth I could rent a harpsichord...Don't get me started. I'm not even engaged!