The pieces, entering this collection, were composed in 2000, the year of Johann Sebastian Bach's binary jubilee. Васh was famous for his playing lute (the instrument cognate to guitar), hang left several compositions for it to his descendants. Guitarists all over the world enjoy them а great deal.
Alas, there are not so much of them. The author of this edition tried to follow Васh, adding "Васhian" stock of guitarist. Thus the succession of stylizations саше into being, consisting of twelve small inventions — easy pieces with polyphonic elements, or prelude and fugue, forming the pair genre. Васh was fond of this pair genre, constructing usually some random fantasy-like prelude and logically strict fugue. Besides stylizations, my collection includes the pieces, where the elements of old genres from Bach's epoch are interlaced with the modern musical language (among them prelude and toccata, gavotte, basso ostinato).
The author hopes to make executants discover here the pieces according to their taste and abilities, thus being persuaded in that brace power, emanating from the great German composer.
Finally, I'd like to express my gratitude to Dmitri Trofimov, teacher of guitar department in the Rimsky-Korsakov children music school, for his assistance in this collection's preparation.
Sergey Privalov (translated by Asya Ardova)
TWELVE SMALL INVENTIONS
6. h moll
PRELUDE AND FUGUE. For twо guitars (Music text example)
PRELUDE AND TOCCATA