Two-Part Invention in D Minor, J.S. Bach

(arranged for two guitars by Jeff Anvinson)

Johann Sebastion Bach was a prolific composer who wrote some of the greatest music ever known. He composed for a wide variety of instruments, including the lute. Unfortunately he didn't write for the guitar, a relative of the lute. Hoping to create more Baroque music for the guitar, and enamored of Bach's Two-Part Inventions for keyboard, I thought this piece would make a good arrangement for two guitars. The initial impetus for doing this was to create a duet for some of my guitar students.

To help my students play and understand it, I have created some learning aids (found below).

  • an annotated edition of sheet music
  • several audio files at various tempos, including an up-tempo performance version AND a super-human one.
  • a video to serve as a practice-aid

Sincerely

Jeff Anvinson

Sheet Music

(click to download a pdf version)
Bach Two-Part Invention in D Minor arranged for two guitar by Jeff Anvinson
Page One of the Free Sheet Music
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Audio Clips

Performance Audio Version at 200 beats per minute


Practice-Aid Audio Version at 40 beats per minute

(NOTE: dissonant-sounding section is due to the extremely slow tempo)

Practice-Aid Audio Version at 80 beats per minute

(NOTE: dissonant-sounding section is due to the extremely slow tempo)

Practice-Aid Audio Version at 100 beats per minute

(NOTE: dissonant-sounding section is due to the slow tempo)

Practice-Aid Audio Version at 120 beats per minute

(NOTE: dissonant-sounding section is due to the slow tempo)

Practice-Aid Audio Version at 160 beats per minute


Super-Human Audio Version at 400 beats per minute Bach Two-Part Invention in D Minor at Super-Human Speed


Practice-Aid Video

Practice-Aid Video at 60 beats per minute (bpm)

Click here for an enhanced version of the video with a more sophisticated video player. You can adjust the speed, though with some degradation of the video and audio.

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