Weiss -
Dresden Suites
Listen to York Guitar Quartet performing on their album On The Overgrown Path.
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These pieces were originally for the baroque lute. They are still being checked and polished. Please let me know of any corrections or suggestions. The individual pieces are of course of different grades for which I have given approximate indications.
My heartfelt thanks go to Zurab Parastaev for his unstinting help, suggestions and support with the preparation of these pieces.






Dresden Suite No. 1 - Prelude(7), Allemande(6), Courante(6), Bourrée(6), Sarabande(5), Menuet I and II (6), Gigue(7)
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Dresden Suite No. 2 - Allemande(6), Courante(7), Sarabande(7), Bourrée(6), Menuet I & II (7), Gigue(7)
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Dresden Suite No. 3 - Allemande(6), Courante(8), Bourrée(5), Sarabande(5), Menuet(6), Gigue(7).This piece is almost identical to London Suite No.1.
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Dresden Suite No. 4 - Allemande(7), Courante(8), Bourrée(6), Sarabande(7), Menuet (5), Presto (8

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Dresden Suite No. 5 - Praelude(5), Allemande(6), Courente(6), Bourrée(5), Menuet I (4), Sarabande(4), Menuet II (4), Gigue(6)
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Dresden Suite No. 6 - Fantasia(5), Allemande(6), Courante(8), Gavotte(5), Sarabande(5), Menuet(6), Giga(8)
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Dresden Suite No. 7 - Allemande(6), Courante(7), Païsanne(7), Sarabande(6), Menuet(6), Allegro(9). I have indicated the Allegro as Grade 9 though much of the piece is Grade 8 - but relentlessly so!
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Dresden Suite No. 9 - Prelude(4), Allemande(5), Courante(6), Bourrée(5), Sarabande(4), Menuet I & II (5), Presto(6)
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Dresden Suite No. 10 - Prelude(4), Allemande(5), Courante(5), Bourrée(6), Sarabande(6), Menuet(6), Presto(6)
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Dresden Suite No. 11 - Ouverture and Allegro(7), Courant(8), Bourrée(5), Sarabande(6), Menuet(7), Presto(7)
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Dresden Suite No. 12 - Entrée(6), Courante(8), Paysañe(5), Sarabande(7), Allegro (7), Menuet(6
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Dresden Suite No. 13 - Allemande(5), Courante(7), Rigaudon(6), Sarabande(6), Gigue(8), Menuet(5)
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Dresden Suite No. 14 - Allemande(5), Allegro(7), Bourrée(7), Sarabande(6), Menuet(6), Giga(7)
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Dresden Suite No. 16 - Allemande(6), Courrante(7), Bourrée(7), Sarabande(5), Menuet I (6), Menuet II (5), Presto(8)
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Dresden Suite No. 17 - Prelude(4), Allemande(5), Courante(6), Bourrée(5), Menuet(5), Ciacona(6)
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Dresden Suite No. 18 - Prelude(6), Allemande(5), Courante(5), Bourrée(5), Sarabande(4), Menuet(4), Gigue(5)
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Dresden Suite No. 19 - Allemande(6), Paisane(5), Sarabande(5), Vivace(6), Menuet(6), Gigue(7)
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Dresden Suite No. 20 - Introduzzione, Allegro(5,8), Courrante(8), Bourrée(7), Sarabande(6), Menuet(6), Presto(7)
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Dresden Suite No. 21 - Ouverture (5,7), Courante(6), Bourrée(6), Sarabande(6), Menuet(5), Presto(7)
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Dresden Suite No. 22 - Entrée(5), Currante(7), Rondo(6), Sarabande(7), Menuet(7), Allegro(8)
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Dresden Suite No. 23 - Prelude(4), Allemande(7), Courante(8), Bourée(5), Sarabande(7), Presto(8), Menuet(4)
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Dresden Suite No. 24 - Prelude(4), Ouverture(5), Allegro(6), Courrante(6), Bourrée(5), Gavotte(5), Menuet I and II(4)
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Dresden Suite No. 25 - Allemande(5), Courante(8), Bourrée(6), Sarabande(6), Menuet (6), Presto(8)
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Dresden Suite No. 26 - Allemande(6), Courante(7), Bourrée(5), Sarabande(6), Menuet (5), Gavotte(6), Gigue(8)
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Dresden Suite No. 27 - Introduzzione(7), Courante(8), Bourrée(6), Sarabande(7), Presto(8), Menuet(7)
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Dresden Suite No. 28 - Allemande(6), Courante(5), Bourrée(5), Sarabande(6), Gigue(7), Menuet (5) - Note: this is virtually identical to London Suite 15.
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Dresden Suite No. 29 - Prelude(4), Allemande(6), Passepied(6), Bourée(6), Sarabande(6), Menuet(5), Gigue(5) - Note: this is virtually identical to London Suite 19.
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Dresden Suite No. 30 - Allemande(7), Courante(6), Bourée(6), Polonoise(5), Presto(9), Menuet(6)
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Dresden Suite No. 31 - Allemande(7), Courante56), Gavotte(7), Sarabande(6), Menuet(7), Gigue(6) - Note: this is virtually identical to London Suite 5.
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Dresden Suite No. 32 - Allemande(7), Gavotte(6), Rondeau(5), Sarabanda(7), Menuet(4), Rigaudon(6), La Belle Tiroloise(5) - see also London Suite 21
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Dresden Suite No. 33 - I have included two versions of this suite, one in A minor and one in E minor. The A minor is easier to play though the E minor is richer and follows the original bass line more accurately. The performer may wish to pick and choose the individual pieces or play a complete suite in one key.
A minor - Ouverture(5), Allegro(6), Courante(7), Bourrée(5), Siciliana(5), Menuet(5), Presto(6)
E minor - Ouverture(6), Allegro(7), Courante(8), Bourrée(6), Siciliana(6), Menuet(7), Presto(8)
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Dresden Suite No. 34 - Prelude(5), Allemande(6), Courante(8), Rigaudon(6), Sarabande(6), Gavotte(7), Menuet(6),Allegro assai(5) - see also London Suite 24
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