nmarti31 wrote: ↑
Sun Apr 07, 2019 7:37 am
I'm really into Bach fugues right now, but I only know of a couple written for solo guitar. Anyone know of any?
Good quality fugues are very difficult to play on guitar, as I'm sure you know. Those in the lute suites are particularly tricky (for example the Prelude, Fugue & Allegro, originally in Eb, played in D on guitar and the Fugue from the Cm suite usually played in Am).
Slightly easier & playable directly from the violin score are the fugues found in the unaccompanied sonatas & partitas by Bach. A Gm fugue is another (probably more authentic) version of the Am lute fugue BWV 1000 but there's another Am fugue and one in G.
There are lute & Baroque guitar fugal pieces by Weiss and Sanz & De Visee & some others which are easier than Bach's but nowhere near as interesting or contrapuntal though pleasant & worth playing.
Contrapuntal music is my first love so I play a lot of Renaissance lute music too on my extended range guitar. Dowland fantasies & fancies are almost as fugal as Bach's fugues for example. I haven't checked out fellow member Rob Mackillop's recent lute book but I'll bet there's plenty of counterpoint there too though not fugues as such.