Toccata and Fugue in D Minor

BVW 565

J.S.Bach arr Lisa Marie Gabriel
Year of composition
Year of arrangement
Difficult (Grades 7+)
6 minutes
Classical music
Trio (Classical Guitar [notation])
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Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D minor for guitar trio - this was a challenge to arrange and will be a challenge to perform as it requires some tight interplay between parts at speed. Although arranged for classical guitar trio, it will work on electric guitar too. Guitars 1 and 2 are in standard tuning and guitar 3 has a dropped D bass. All parts are available in TAB too. I kept extremely close to the original organ solo, and for that reason it has some very high positional playing. It would be fine with a cutaway guitar and possibly much easier on an electric guitar for that reason.

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