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Gigue

(Christoph Nichelmann)

Gigue is the fast movement from a harpsichord suite by Christoph Nichelmann (1717- 1762) in an arrangement for three guitars by Andrew Forrest.

Christoph Nichelmann was a composer that worked in between the Baroque and Classical eras. He was a contemporary of Bach and Telemann and achieved a career as second harpsichordist at the court of Frederic the Great of Prussia.

As usual in a Baroque suite, the Gigue is the final opportunity for a flashy presentation. The parts are equivalent, even though guitar one will have to find a solution for the four measure thrill, because it’s awkward with slurs alone.