On albums like Bach: The Sonatas & Partitas for Unaccompanied Violin and Haydn: Keyboard Sonatas, Paul Galbraith takes music written for other instruments and transcribes it for guitar. The results—not to get too technical—sound as natural as pigs in mud. Galbraith uses an eight-string guitar with a cello-style metal endpin and plays his instrument while resting it on a wooden resonator box. The combination of the instrument’s greater harmonic range and Galbraith’s virtuoso playing is breathtaking. On his latest CD, Bach: Lute Suites, the Scotsman takes on music that was written for an instrument related to the guitar, but Galbraith’s transcriptions are no less inspired than his earlier efforts. The Guardian once wrote that Galbraith is “[w]orth travelling long distances to hear.” How about to Bethesda? Galbraith performs at 8 p.m. at Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church, 6601 Bradley Lane, Bethesda. $23-$25. (202) 432-7328. (Christopher Porter)