Minuet in G, Anh.114 by Christian Petzold (1677–1733) – From J.S. Bach’s Notebook for Anna Magdalena Bach. PDF Download. Includes a Notation Edition and a Notation + TAB Edition. The level is an Intermediate Piece (Approximately Grade 4).
Sheet Music or TAB for Guitar (PDF)
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This Minuet in G is an iconic Baroque work originally for keyboard and found in J.S. Bach’s Notebook for Anna Magdalena Bach. For a long time it was attributed to Bach but it is now know to be the work of Christian Petzold (1677–1733). Although somewhat easy on piano, this work is clearly in the intermediate level when played on guitar. I’ve seen many poor versions of this work online and in books so have made an arrangement that is very close to the original (see the original keyboard manuscript below). YouTube Lesson Link (HD)
Via Wiki: “The Minuet in G major is found in the 1725 Notebook for Anna Magdalena Bach, where it appears with its companion piece, Minuet in G minor (BWV Anh. 115), as a pair to be performed da capo. The notebook in question, which belonged to Johann Sebastian Bach’s second wife Anna Magdalena, is a compilation of music by various composers of the late 17th and early 18th century, including François Couperin, Georg Böhm, Johann Sebastian Bach, and possibly some of his sons (e.g., Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach). Most of the entries in the 1725 notebook were made by Anna Magdalena, and a few were contributed by Johann Sebastian and various friends of the Bach family. Only a few composers are identified in the notebook. The Minuet in G major and its companion are two of the many anonymous works included. In the 1970s, the Minuet in G major was identified as a piece from a harpsichord suite by Dresden organist Christian Petzold.”