Bach Arrangements

Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor - Guitars

4 parts13 pages12:465 years ago1,939 views
J.S. Bach's Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor arranged for four guitars. Optionally, guitar 4 can be doubled by a similarly-tuned contrabass guitar, with the exception of measures 112-128.

EDIT: I decided to add the range upper-bound extension technique I used in the St. Anne arrangement for this piece; guitars one and two will place a capo on the first fret and play high C's as an artificial harmonic.

Toccata and Fugue in D minor - Guitars

4 parts12 pages08:223 years ago3,416 views
J.S. Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D minor - yes, that one - arranged for guitar quartet. This piece is perhaps better suited for electric guitars, but I will nonetheless keep things here in the realm of the classical; first fret capo on guitar 1 as before.

Fugue No. 17 in Ab Major - Guitars

4 parts8 pages02:54a year ago118 views
Bach's Fugue No. 17 in Ab major from The Well Tempered Clavier Book II, arranged for four guitars

If this sounds familiar, it's because Bach published the first twenty-three bars in a different key for BWV 901 - which I arranged over three years ago. That score has since been taken down in favor of this beauty.

Sleepers, Wake! - Male A Cappella

4 parts4 pages04:146 years ago1,254 views
Bach's setting of "Sleepers, Wake!" arranged for TTBB choir. All notes are sung on "ng" except for the melody with lyrics, which should be sung louder than everything else.

Wedge Fugue - Guitars

4 parts13 pages07:493 years ago473 views
BWV 548-2, known colloquially as the "wedge" fugue for the distinctive shape of its subject, arranged for guitar quartet

Brandenburg Bells

1 part7 pages06:095 years ago965 views
J.S. Bach's Brandenburg Concerto 3, Mvt. 1 arranged for (5-octave) handbell choir

EDIT: My kingdom for decent handbell soundfonts...

Brandenburg Concerto 3, Movement 1 - Pianos

4 parts11 pages05:436 years ago3,176 views
First movement (no tempo indicated) of J.S. Bach's Brandenburg Concerto 3 arranged for four pianos. I got this idea after listening to a piano duo by a husband-and-wife team, whose family I am well acquainted with. Both their son and daughter play piano as well, so I got the crazy idea of arranging a piano quartet... excuse me, a piece for four pianos. This piece immediately came to my head.