Arranger's Note - An edition of music, like anything else, is a product of its own time. During the 1980s, guitarists of my generation were starting to become aware of stylistic concerns in the interpretation of early music. There was a movement towards stylistic authenticity, an attempt to re-discover the original intentions of early composers and recreate the aesthetic elements that were appropriate to their music. This growing movement prompted me to research the lute music of J.S. Bach and to develop my own edition of it. Frank Koonce.
This attractive spiral-bound book contains reference information, sources and historical data, facsimilies of the original manuscript as well as the music of J.S. Bach arranged for classical guitar in modern notation.