Sonata IX in C Major by Weiss (PDF)
Sonata IX in C Major by Sylvius Leopold Weiss (1687–1750) - Prelude, Allemande, Courante, Bourée, Sarabande, Menuet 1 & 2, Presto. PDF sheet music arranged for Classical Guitar by Bradford Werner. Comes with a fingered editorial edition and an unfingered non-editorial edition (see preface below). Includes a notation score with left hand fingering, 33 pages, PDF download. Level: Mixed but generally advanced.
The music of Sylvius Leopold Weiss is some of the most beautiful music of the Baroque era. The galant style features smooth flowing musical lines along with Baroque era textures and ideas. Although there are many difficulties in arranging 13-course lute music on the 6-string guitar, guitarists will continue to pursue the music of Weiss due to its beauty and historical connection to plucked instruments. The term "Sonata" should be associated here with the term with the Baroque "Suite" rather than any classical era form. Source: Dresden Manuscript - WeissSW37.1 à 8 Ms. Dresde D-Dl2841.
Read the full preface here (PDF) - Includes performance notes, information on the editions, and an important note about ornamentation in Weiss' music.
Complete Sonata Video
Movement by Movement
YouTube Links: Prelude, Allemande, Courante, Bouree, Sarabande, Menuets 1 & 2, Presto