Music for Guitar: Bach

Pete Downes

Just Plain Folks nominee

Leading UK fusion guitarist’s uniquely rhythmic performance of JS Bach lute suites. Traditional instrument, modern feel.

“For me, Bach’s music is like a river, a constant flow, occasionally changing note frequency, like travelling along a smooth flowing wide river into a narrow white-water gorge. A beautiful journey where the underlying ‘groove’ is constant with momentary pauses at the end of sections.”

Prelude, Fugue and Allegro BWV 998

Suite in E minor BWV 996