World's Largest Sheet Music Selection


Bach Two-Part Inventions for Solo Guitar

By Johann Sebastian Bach

Solo guitar
Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). Arranged by Richard F. Sayage. Baroque. Collection. With introductory text, performance notes, black & white photos and fingerings. 36 pages. Edition Peters #EP68057. Published by Edition Peters (PE.P68057).

Item Number: PE.P68057

ISBN M-3007-0023-6. 9x12 inches.

The volume includes suggested fingerings and positions. Eight of the inventions have been transposed to keys more suitable for the guitar (Nos. 2, 5, 6, 8, 9, 11, 14 & 15). Sayage notes, 'the top line, typically played by the right hand on the keyboard, is in fact, complete. The left hand, however, has undergone some larger transformation. The feasability of performance remains the driving issue behind said editing.' Also includes (written by Sayage): Discussion Regarding Bach and the Musical Invention; Note Regarding Tempo, Performance and Transcription; Notes Regarding Ornamentation ; A Brief Musical History of Bach.

The complete two-part inventions, BWV 772- 786, freely transcribed for guitar.

  • Invention 1  BWV 772, C Major
  • Invention 2  Original in C minor. BWV 773, B Minor
  • Invention 3  BWV 774, D Major
  • Invention 4  BWV 775, D Minor
  • Invention 5  Original in Eb Major. BWV 776, D Major
  • Invention 6  Original in E major. BWV 777, G Major
  • Invention 7  BWV 778, E Minor
  • Invention 8  Original in F major. BWV 779, C Major
  • Invention 9  Original in F minor. BWV 780, E Minor
  • Invention 10  BWV 781, G Major
  • Invention 11  Original in G minor. BWV 782, A Minor
  • Invention 12  BWV 783, A Major
  • Invention 13  BWV 784, A Minor
  • Invention 14  Original in Bb major. BWV 785, C Major
  • Invention 15  Original in Bb minor. BWV 786, B Minor
  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 5

    And Now 4 Real
    San Francisco, CA
    Difficulty Level:
  • 2010-03-18 00:00:00.0 Has anyone tried this transcription?

    Inventions, at least some of them, should be very had to transcribe for guitare. The vapid "review" above was probably posted by a publisher's flunkey, but what about real players? Has anyone tried this transcription?

    20 of 34 people found this review helpful.
    Was this review useful? Yes No
  • 5

    Difficulty Level:
  • 2007-04-16 00:00:00.0 Awesome arrangements

    Finally, someone did this and did it right. These arrangements just fall right into your hands. Great work!

    16 of 33 people found this review helpful.
    Was this review useful? Yes No
Close X

I am a music teacher.