CathyCate wrote: ↑
Mon Nov 13, 2017 2:49 pm
My favorites are:
Volume 4, Two Guitars Play Music, J.S.Bach's Inventions and Sinfonias, edited and arranged by Erwin Schwarz-Reiflingen, Pub. Sikorski, Hamburg
My dog-eared copy lives in my gig bag and my teacher and I begin or end each lesson with one or more of these selected treasures. They never get old.
I also use Schott's Guitar Archive '83 edition of Bach's Two-Part Inventions which contains, BWV 772-786
Arr. and edited for 2 guitars, by Anton Stingl
The position work can be pretty challenging, but the result is better differentiation between the two guitar voices.
You may try creating your own arrangements using the keyboard scores. It can be an enlightening and fruitful endeavor.
Thanks a lot! I ordered the Sikorski from Germany. It has five of the inventions but overlaps with the three that are also in David’s book, so that put me up two inventions.
I managed to find the Schott on the bay that contains all of them.
If anybody wants to sell an old Ariel Publications edition of Jerry Willard’s version, or knows where I can buy a copy, please get in touch with me. I can’t seem to find that one. I may drop Jerry a note.
I do write up quite a few of my pieces in StaffPad. I use StaffPad as my virtual duet partner and it works great for that so I can certainly do my own arrangements from the piano music. My duet partner was actually playing from the piano music during our last rehearsal, she was guitar 1 in Invention #4.
I also play with my teacher and I don’t think they’ll ever get old. For long trills, my teacher suggested plucking on adjacent strings and playing p-I p-m, over and over. That actually feels and sounds better than pulling off.
I saw Angela Hewitt play four of the Partitas, on piano, at the 93nd St Y in New York last week. She is such an amazing player, check out her Bach recordings!