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For Immediate Release January 24, 2017
Nine Pieces for Solo Guitar
by Johann Sebastian Bach
Nine Pieces for Solo Guitar

New York, NY – Carl Fischer Music announces the release of Nine Pieces for Solo Guitar (GT221 – Score – $9.99) by Johann Sebastian Bach, as edited by Fred Sokolow.

Johann Sebastian Bach’s (1685 - 1750) extensive legacy remains unmatched in the modern, musical community. His music, altogether timeless, singable, and entrancing, has inspired and challenged generations of musicians on almost every instrument. This collection, edited by Fred Sokolow, puts nine of Bach’s most memorable melodies at the fingertips of the modern guitarist, including selections from his famous suites for both cello and lute. Well known as a performer and pedagogue, and praised for his accurate and effective methods and transcriptions, Fred Sokolow has drawn upon his wealth of experience with the guitar to help craft this challenging, yet accessible, set of melodies.

Nine Pieces for Solo Guitar is available now through Carl Fischer Music, or your favorite music retailer.

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750), now widely regarded as one of the greatest composers of all time, was a German composer and organist of the Baroque period. Born in Eisenach to a very musical family, Bach went on to serve in many musical posts throughout Germany and would write over a thousand compositions that live on to this day. As a testament to his influence in the contemporary world, the famous Golden Record that was sent into deep space with the Voyager spacecraft contains three of his compositions, more than any other composer featured in the compilation.

Fred Sokolow is best known as the author of a library of instructional books and DVDs for guitar, banjo, Dobro, mandolin, lap steel, and ukulele. There are currently over a hundred and twenty of his books or DVDs in print, sold all over the world. He is also an active performer, teacher, and multi-instrumentalist throughout the state of California.

Carl Fischer Music has been the leader in providing the highest quality educational music since 1872. Visit to order products or to find a retailer near you. For review copies of this publication, please contact Elizabeth Holub at (212) 777-0900, ext. 230 or send an e-mail to

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