Category Early Music

Gigue, BWV 996 by Bach (Lesson, PDF)

Gigue (Giga) from Suite in E Minor, BWV 996 by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). Performance, Lesson, Sheet Music. Sheet Music, Tab, or Free Unfingered Edition (PDF) Here’s the gigue lesson for my edition of the Suite in E Minor, BWV 996. I…

Dave Belcher Performs Bach & Tisserand

ABOVE – Dave Belcher performs the Sarabande from Cello Suite No. 2, BWV 1008 by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). This comes via his Youtube channel (go subscribe). Great playing by Belcher with a rhythmic, yet flowing, delivery of the musical…

Lesson: Preludio from Sonate VII by Roncalli

This performance and lesson comes from my book Classical Guitar Repertoire Lessons Grade 6 – Five pieces at the grade six level with dedicated lessons preparing you for each piece. Preludio from Sonate VII in D Minor by Ludovico Roncalli (1654 -1713)…

Evgeny Beleninov C.P.E. Bach Sonata

Evgeny Beleninov plays his transcription of Sonata Wq. 55/3 by Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714–1788), originally for keyboard. Sound and Video by Jakob Schmidt. This comes via Beleninov’s YouTube channel (go subscribe). Evgeny Beleninov is a Russian guitarist based in Berlin.…

Lesson: Fortune, My Foe by Dowland

This lesson comes from my book Classical Guitar Repertoire Lessons Grade 6 – Five pieces at the grade six level with dedicated lessons preparing you for each piece. Fortune, My Foe (Poulton No.62) by John Dowland (1563-1626) – YouTube Video Lesson Link. This…

Klaudyna Żołnierek Performs Robert de Visée

Klaudyna Żołnierek Performs Prelude, Sarabande, and Chaconne in A Minor by Robert de Visée (1655-1733) on Theorbo. This comes via her YouTube channel. Nice to see more and more theorbo performances being posted online. Great performance here by Żołnierek who…

Matthew McAllister plays Galliard by Francis Cutting

Matthew McAllister plays Galliard by Francis Cutting (c.1550–1596). This comes via his amazing YouTube channel. Excellent playing by McAllister with a nice bounce to the rhythm and some beautiful tapered phrasing. Cutting is one of the great Elizabethan lute players and composers but little…

Christus der ist mein Leben BWV 282 by Bach

Marta Paklar (soprano), Sofia Gvirts (alto), João Moreira (tenor), Matthew Baker (bass), and Mike Fentross (theorbo) perform the chorale ‘Christus der ist mein Leben’ from BWV 282 by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). This comes from the absolutely amazing Netherlands Bach Society and…

Sarabande, BWV 996 by Bach (Lesson, PDF)

Sarabande from Suite in E Minor, BWV 996 by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). Performance, Lesson, Sheet Music. Sheet Music, Tab, or Free Unfingered Edition (PDF) Here’s the sarabande lesson for my edition of the Suite in E Minor, BWV 996.…

So oft ich meine Tobackspfeife, BWV 515 by Bach

Charles Daniels (tenor), Menno van Delft (harpsichord), Mieneke van der Velden (viola da gamba), and Fred Jacobs (theorbo) perform “So oft ich meine Tobackspfeife” (Each time I take my pipe ’n tobacco) BWV 515 by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). This…