Toccata and Fugue in D Minor (BWV 565)

Composer
J.S. Bach
Arranger
Lyricist
none
Difficulty
Difficult (Grades 7+)
Duration
8 minutes
Genre
Classical music
Instrumentation
Solo instrument (Organ [manuals])
Instrumental parts
Not available

The famous organ concert that starts all the chruch organ CD's that feature Bach. One month ago I was browsing Sibeliusmusic and wasn't able to find the original BWD 565; only arrangements for ensemble etc. I thought the original one on sibeliusmusic should be nice.

This music means very much to me. Years ago (I was only about 18 then) I had a mental and musical orgasm (including the Dorian fugue that followed this piece on my CD) when first hearing this music. And still now, when typing the notes, I am amazed by Bachs combination of the simplicity and complexity of the notes.

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