Lute Suite No. 2, BWV 997, Sarabande

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750)
Baroque period

Skill level: Advanced

Time signature: 3/4,

Suggested tempo: = 44 - 52 bpm

Key: Am

Positions I - V

2 voices: contrapuntal with moderately complex voicing

Tuning: Standard

Approximate duration: 5 min

Originally for the lute in C minor; Has instances of 3 voices, but is predominantly in two voices; There are many transcriptions of this suite, we recommend the Frank Koonce edition or Tillman Hoppstock edition

Chord Transitioning
Finger Independence
Bass Stopping
Right Hand Arpeggios
Left Hand Arpeggios
Extended Techniques

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