Prelude on a lute

This is little prelude BWV 999 played on lute. Have been working on this piece on keyboard for a while. Technically not very difficult but just a lot of notes to memorize.

I like this interpretation which is much slower than many others. Its nice to dwell in the chords and not rush through them.

One thing that kind of annoyed me when initially learning it was that the arpeggiation of the chords was fully written out in the score I have. As you can hear, its basically the same pattern of arpeggiation throughout the piece, so its not really necessary to completely write out each arpeggiated note for the entire piece. In fact its easier to play and learn if it is not.

This is a piece where slight nuances of articulation on keyboard can make a big difference in how it feels.