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This transcription of Bach’s Third French Suite offers a particularly good example of the potential of the guitar duo in terms of polyphonic or rhythmic writing and ornamentation. This suite—from the famous “Six French Suites”—was composed at the end of the Bach’s stay at the Köthen court. Bach’s knowledge of (and interest in) French harpsichord music and technique is evident throughout the Suite.
Jean-Sebastien Bach: Suite Francaise No 3 (for Two Guitars), transcribed by Jean Horreaux, Gerard Billaudot, www.billaudot.com.