Every time I play the K.1 Scarlatti’s I cannot drive away from my mind the feeling of being on the brink of an abyss, the thought that this Sonata is the beginning of one of the most breathtaking marathons of the music history: The Sonatas by Domenico Scarlatti. A moving and remarkable feat of Domenico was when he decided to start the incredible adventure into the world of his Sonatas by quoting a theme by his father in the very beginning of the K.1: the first bar from the first movement, Spiritoso e Staccato, of the Concerto n.5 in D minor (same tonality!) from the “12 Sinfonie di Concerto Grosso” (1715).
In my transcription, I changed the tonality to E minor, tuning the third string to F# for achieving a more brilliant sonority, which comes closer to the sonority on the harpsichord.
I am sure you are going to love this piece!