Polish guitarist Marcin Dylla plays Lute Suite in E Minor, BWV 996 by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). This comes via his fantastic YouTube channel. Great performance with a pronounce rhythmic feel and directness in the praeludio that really refreshed the piece for me. Some impressive work in the gigue as well with some tight little ornaments. It’s great to have the entire suite in one video and by such a great musician. Of course, Bach didn’t specifically write any works for the lute, at least not in practical terms. He likely composed the works on lute- harpsichord (lautenwerk), an uncommon instrument, and so they became popularly known as Lute Suites. Bach was familiar with lute players of the day such as Sylvius Leopold Weiss (1687–1750) and even arragned one of works and met with him in person on a number of occasions. So it’s not inconceivable that Bach could have imagined a lute performing the work or even loosely intended it.
Sheet Music & Lessons for Bach on the Site
- Suite in E Minor BWV 996 by Bach (Complete), Advanced, Free Unfingered, Sheet Music or Tab
- Bouree from BWV 996 by Bach, Grade 6, Free Sheet Music or Tab
- Air ‘On the G String’ BWV 1068 by Bach, Grade 4, Sheet Music or Tab
- Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring BWV 147 by Bach, Grade 4, Sheet Music or Tab
- Minuet in G, Anh.114 by Bach/Petzold, Grade 4, Notation or Tab
- Prelude in D minor, BWV 999 by Bach, Grade 7, Sheet Music or Tab
- Prelude, Cello Suite BWV 1007 by Bach, Grade 7, Free Unfingered, Sheet Music or Tab
- Cello Suite No. 1 BWV 1007 by Bach, Free non-editorial edition
- Prelude in E Major, Lute Suite BWV1006a – Advanced, Free Unfingered, Sheet Music or Tab
- Sinfonia (Arioso) from Cantata BWV 156 by Bach, Grade 5, Sheet Music or Tab
Una versió extraordinària de la suite BWV 996. Molta claredat en el fraseig. I una musicalitat que trobem en pocs guitarristes en l’actualitat. A part de la seva qualitat tècnica, es per a mi la musicalitat la seva qualitat més destacable d’aquest grandiós guitarrista.