Menuett by Johann Krieger (1651-1735)
Krieger’s keyboard music places him among the most important German composers of his time. The two published collections, Sechs musicalische Partien (1697) and Anmuthige Clavier-Übung (1698), contain harpsichord suites, organ toccatas, fugues, ricercars, and other works. Krieger’s contemporaries praised his contrapuntal skill, evident in the extant fugues and ricercars. Johann Mattheson was particularly impressed with Krieger’s double fugues, remarking that he knew nobody who surpassed Krieger in this form, except Handel. Handel himself admired and studied Krieger’s work, even taking a copy of Anmuthige Clavier-Übung with him to England.
Baroque Era. Easy Guitar piece. 24 measures. Trills. key of A minor, 3/4 Time Signature. No barre chord.