J. S. Bach: The Complete Lute Works
This edition contains J.S. Bach's lute works arranged for guitar. Most of these works were for the lute or the lute-harpsichord, a keyed instrument with gut strings that could imitate the lute with its colorful sounds. The arranger has retained the structure and character of the originals as much as possible, based mainly on consultation of the original sources, and has attempted to emulate the clarity of Bach's own manuscripts. Where works required significant alteration to be playable on guitar, the questionable parts have been reconstructed to arrive at the best solution which is the closest to the original. Fingerings have been added only where necessary. Extensive notes on the arranging process are included. Notation only.