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Toccata and Fugue in D Minor (Dorian) (BWV 538)

Composer
J.S. Bach
Arranger
Lyricist
none
Difficulty
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
Duration
13 minutes
Genre
Classical music
Instrumentation
Solo instrument
Instrumental parts
Not available

Revised and simplified because Bach was in a musical flow while writing this music.

This is one of the other famous Toccata and Fugues that are on the CD that I bought as a little boy. I've heard this music many many times; 'doing' this makes this music for sibeliusmusic.com was a lot of fun but took a lot of time though.

I adore the fugue because it's the most comlex music I've ever heard; I like the toccata for it's pronounced dissonants.

More about Bach can be found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bach

Another interesting link about this toccata & fugue: www.virtuallybaroque.com/track063.htm


At 14-01-2007 I've made some correction as suggested by Toby Wheatley. Thanks Tony!

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