Baroque Suite for Violin and Guitar
Composed by Jeff Anvinson

  • Duet for Violin and Guitar
  • Advanced level
  • Score: 13 pp, 449 mm, approximately 6 minutes long
  • Violin Part: 6 pp
  • Guitar Part: 8 pp
  • Style: tonal, with a mix of contrapuntal and homophonic textures, in traditional Baroque style modeled on the music of J.S. Bach.

This piece was composed by Jeff Anvinson in 2010 (also drawing on some music originally composed in 1979) for violinist Eric Lawson and guitarist Jeff Anvinson. It has four movements that continue without a break in slow, fast, slow, fast tempi: Prelude, Giguepourri, Little Fugue, and Finale. The second movement uses organic thematic material while quoting from the melodic and harmonic material contained in the last two movements (hence the "pourri" - as in "potpourri" - appended to the word "gigue"). It received its premiere performance in 2011 at Alpena Community College in Alpena, MI. The violin and guitar are treated as equals, with challenging parts written for both instruments. It hopefully fills a gap that exists for music of this style written specifically for this combination of instruments.

Score and part are available in PDF format for only $15.95, along with an mp3 of the complete piece. Contact JLA Music by email - - to make arrangements to purchase it.

Audio excerpts (synthesized recording)

First page of the score

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