50 Baroque Solos for Classical Guitar


50 Baroque Solos for Classical Guitar. 50 fantastic guitar solos in notes and tab from 18 Baroque composers, including Bach, Corelli, Couperin, Handel, Purcell, Rameau, Scarlatti, Telemann and others.

Mark Phillips is an author, guitarist, arranger, and editor with more than 35 years in the music publishing field. He earned his bachelor’s degree in music theory from Case Western Reserve University, where he received the Carolyn Neff Award for scholastic excellence, and his master’s degree in music theory from Northwestern University, where he was elected to Pi Kappa Lambda, the most prestigious U.S. honor society for college and university music students. While working toward a doctorate in music theory at Northwestern, Phillips taught classes in theory, ear-training, sight-singing, counterpoint, and guitar.


Aria (Bach)
Be Content (Bach)
Be Thou with Me (Bach)
Gavotte (from French Suite No 5) (Bach)
Minuet 1 (Bach)
Minuet 2 (Bach)
Sleep May Safely Graze (Bach)
Sinfonia (Bach)
Air (John Blow)
Largo (Corelli)
Sarabande 1 (Corelli)
Sarabande 2 (Corelli)
Cuckoos (from French Follies) (Couperin)
The Harvester (Couperin)
Le Petit Rien (Couperin)
The Thorny One (Couperin)
Noel (Daquin)
Minuet (Guerre)
Gavotte (Dieupart)
Minuet (Dieupart)
Sonatina (Duncombe)
Minuet (Falckenhagen)
Air en Gavotte (Graupner)
Bourree (from Water Music) (Handel)
Coro (from Water Music) (Handel)
Gavotte (Handel)
March (from Scipio) (Handel)
Minuet 1 (Handel)
Minuet 2 (Handel)
Minuet 3 (Handel)
Passpied (Handel)
Sarabande (Handel)
Air (Purcell)
A Farewell (The Queen’s Dolor) (Purcell)
Minuet (Purcell)
Rigadoon (Purcell)
Rigaudon (Rameau)
Rondino (Rameau)
Musical Pastime (Rathgeber)
Gigue (Scarlatti)
Largetto (Scarlatti)
Minuet 1 (Scarlatti)
Minuet 2 (Scarlatti)
Dance Song (Scholze)
Bourre (Telemann)
Burlesca (Telemann)
Minuet (Telemann)
Scherzino (Telemann)
Minuet (Radolt)

Good Points

  • Standard Notation including Tablature
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Many Pieces by Various Composers
  • Audio Cd included

Bad Points

  • No Commentary for each piece. I always like background information
  • For the advance players, this book will be too easy
  • Pieces can be named better. i.e Minuet to BWV1007

Final Words
50 Baroque Solos for Classical Guitar offers many pieces great for entry level classical guitarist. However, it is not a big challenge for the intermediate to advance classical players. There are a lot of composers/pieces found here, some unbeknownst to me. Get your copy of 50 Baroque Solos for Classical Guitar by Mark Philips.

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Book Details
Paperback: 64 pages
Publisher: Cherry Lane Music (August 1, 2004)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1575607409
ISBN-13: 978-1575607405
Product Dimensions: 11.8 x 9 x 0.3 inches

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