Lute Suite No. 4, BWV 1006a, Prelude

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750)
Baroque period

Skill level: Virtuosic

Time signature: 3/4,

Suggested tempo: = 100 - 132 bpm

Key: E

Positions I - XII

3 voices: melody and active bass; bass melody and simple treble non-simultaneous; complex arpeggio; contrapuntal with moderately complex voicing

Tuning: Standard

Approximate duration: 4 min

"Besides arranging the works of contemporaries such as Antonio Vivaldi and Alessandro Marcello, Bach tended to arrange his works for different instrumental settings. The most well-known example is the Preludio from Violin Partita no. 3, BWV 1006. He re-arranged it under the title Sinfonia in cantatas Herr Gott, Beherrscher aller Dinge, BWV 120a and Wir danken dir, Gott, wir danken dir, BWV 29.” By Ming-Jui Liu; There are many transcriptions of this suite, we recommend the Frank Koonce edition or Tillman Hoppstock edition

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

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