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Suite in E Minor BWV 996 by Bach for Guitar (PDF)

Suite in E Minor BWV 996 by Bach for Guitar (PDF)

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Suite in E Minor, BWV 996 by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) - PDF sheet music for classical guitar. Comes with both a notation edition with left hand fingering and a separate tab edition. PDF Download. The overall level is advanced but certain movements are easier than others. 

Movements: Praeludio-Presto, Allemande, Courante, Sarabande, Bourrée, Gigue.

Popularly known as a Lute Suite but possibly written for the lute-harpsichord (lautenwerk), an uncommon Baroque keyboard instrument. In terms of the manuscript, performance difficulty, key signature, and suitability, this is more similar to a keyboard composition. However, the overall lighter texture compared to his keyboard works hints at the texture capable by a lute. Nevertheless, modern guitar players have embraced the work and have found various arranging solutions for successful performance. Read more info in my Preface to this edition in both the free and fingered editions below. The

An unfingered edition is also available upon request after purchase. Bouree is also available as a free score.

Performance & Lesson Videos

I also have the below performance lesson for the Bouree from BWV 996 on my other previous post.

And here's a harpsichord performance!

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