Bach’s Prelude in D minor, BWV 999 for Guitar

Prelude BWV999 by Bach for Guitar - PDF Sheet Music or Tab

Prelude BWV 999 by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) – Sheet music or Tab for classical guitar. The level is mid to late intermediate (Grade 7). Originally for lute in C minor it adapts nicely when arranged for guitar in D minor. It was likely written on lute- harpsichord (lautenwerk), an uncommon instrument, and so it became popularly known as a Lute Suite.  The first appearance of the work was found in a collection of keyboard works collected by Johann Peter Kellner (1705-1772). That said, the Prelude aspect of the work is certainly in a style common to lutes works of the era. An unfingered edition is also available upon request.

PDF Sheet Music or TAB Edition – Includes fingering, notation-only edition, and notation+TAB edition.

Prelude BWV 999 Video Performance & Lesson

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3 Comments

  1. Thank you for a truly superb lesson on BWV 999 Brad. I’ve just started working on this piece and your instruction is extremely helpful. Warm regards, Mark

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