Johann Sebastian Bach was a German composer, organist,
harpsichordist, violist, and violinist whose sacred and
secular works for choir, orchestra, and solo
instruments drew together the strands of the Baroque
period and brought it to its ultimate maturity.
Although he did not introduce new forms, he enriched
the prevailing German style with a robust contrapuntal
technique, an unrivalled control of harmonic and
motivic organisation, and the adaptation of rhythms,
forms and textures from abroad, particularly from Italy
The Suite No. 5 in G Minor (BWV 995) was transcribed by
composer Johann Sebastian Bach between the spring of
1727 and the winter of 1731 from his own Cello Suite
No. 5 (BWV 1011). It is in six movements. This Suite is
the only suite for which a Bach autograph still exists.
It is an ornamented version for lute that gives us a
rare glimpse of performance possibilities of this
Although originally written for Harpsichord. I created
this Arrangement of the Suite No. 5 in G Minor (BWV
995) Transposed to A Minor for Classical Guitar Duet.