J.S. Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D Minor (BWV 565) on Classical Guitar - Music, Tab and Sheet Music

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Introduction

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) was one of the greatest composers of all time.  His death in 1750 is generally considered to be the end of the Baroque era in music history.  One of his most famous works is the Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, which was originally written for Organ.

Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D Minor (BWV 565) (Organ)

Recording of Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D Minor (Organ)

The recording that I own of this piece on organ is by E. Power Biggs.  I highly recommend it!

Transcription for Guitar

A common trend in the classical guitar world is to transcribe music originally written for other instruments to guitar.  In this case, Philip Hii recently transcribed this entire work for guitar. 

Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D Minor (BWV 565) on Classical Guitar

Tablature and Sheet Music for Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D Minor (BWV 565)

If you are a guitarist who is interested in playing this piece yourself, you might be interested in the following link:

If you are interested in the sheet music (standard notation) for this work, then I recommend purchasing Philip Hii's transcription.  It is available from Guitar Solo Publications (GSP). I own this edition myself, and highly recommend it.

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Derdriu 4 years ago

Ari Lamstein, What a dramatic, lively, passionate rendition of Bach's toccata and fugue in D minor on the guitar and on the organ! The organ rendition is incomparable, but the guitar version was fantastically competitive so that's what I ended up voting for.

Thank you, voted up + all,

Derdriu

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