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Welcome to the website of Henk Kok

I'm playing Classical Guitar since 1963. My arrangements for classical guitar are mainly based on SATB choral music. It was an attempt to simplify the harmonies to the basics so the music becomes playable on an classical or acoustic guitar by an average level guitarist like me. Please feel free to contact me when you have any questions.


Arrangements of music by J.S. Bach:
Choral - Wie bin ich doch so herzlich froh (BWV 1.6)
Choral - Ps.103 Nun lob, mein Seel, denn Herren (BWV 17.7)
Choral - Der Herr ist mein getreuer Hirt (BWV 104.6)
Choral - Verleih uns Frieden gnädiglich (BWV 126.6)
Choral - Nun danket alle Gott (BWV386)

For the well known prelude in C# minor I created my own fingering. This fingering is based on the principle of using as much of the specific characteristics of a guitar as possible. So for me it is not relevant whether the 'original score' was for keyboard or cello or any other instrument. It is my objective to make the music sound as if it was written for classical guitar. The result is playable for a slightly advanced guitarist.

Prelude in C# minor (BWV999) - clean version and my special fingering in standard notation
Prelude in C# minor (BWV999) - with tablature