John Blyth 4:09 PM Aug 15•Comments off
The note I've been posting today:
To the best of my knowledge this is not only the first time these pieces have been comprehensibly adapted for solo guitar, but the first time they have been made publicly available, and for free, and the first time anyone has recorded the entirety of such a collection. Indeed, but for two or three preludes from Book One, it may be the first Youtube outing for almost all of these in a solo guitar adaptation.
The scores are here, for free download:
https://sites.google.com/site/biglywots ... red-guitar
The playlist on Youtube of me playing them all, in the order in which they got their final edit (this is useful to know, for technique development, and since in general, except for--many, many--tricky spots, there are generally fewer fingerings later). I know these aren't polished performances--they exist to demonstrate playability and technique, and to show something of my interpretive ideas in case I don't get around to preparing more finished ones (I always have other big projects on the go; you try adapting and learning and performing 96 complex, unidiomatic pieces in little over a year, and get back to me with how that went):
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=P ... 5tlSwp8dtM
(I will be sticking this message in a number of places, so if it looks familiar, um, I just want to get this stuff out there, for glory and for Bach)