Johann Sebastian Bach — Toccata in D minor
Album: E. Power Biggs, Organ
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Released: 1722
Length: 2:27
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 moodfood wrote:
  sounds like Jon Lord from Deep Purple on that organ.. {#Mrgreen}
 
Good ear.
Garth Hudson and Jon Lord both borrowed a few licks from this.
Black Sabbath to Bach.  That is 'eclectic'.  
  sounds like Jon Lord from Deep Purple on that organ.. {#Mrgreen}
 xtalman wrote:
Rob Zombie to Bach....who would have thought.

 
Agree!! Loved that mix. :)
My little cousin played this piece of music in the church on our wedding. He was 8 or 9 and really did well. He is now 19 years old and plays like a pro. Good memories.

By the way: the epic end is missing! This is just the beginning and the end is even better.
That album cover pictures the organ in the Temple Square tabernacle in Salt Lake City, AKA the Mormon Tabernacle. I wonder if the selection played here was performed on that organ?
Love this, but would prefer to hear the whole "Toccata and Fugue in D minor."
Rob Zombie to Bach....who would have thought.

OH YES!!!!   Perfect.  I have goosebumps!!!


JON-A-THAN, JON-A-THAN, JON-A-THAN!
Toin it up!
Y E S!{#Clap}
Johann Sebastian Bach — Toccata in D minor
Elton John — Funeral For a Friend - Love Lies Bleeding

Perfect. One more reason to love RP!!
 Kaisersosay wrote:
Hey this Bach guy did the soundtrack to Rollerball...that's cool. 

 
no Oscar though. RIP OFF!
Hey this Bach guy did the soundtrack to Rollerball...that's cool. 
I owned this piece in the mid-70s, not from the "all the different organs" LP, but the  Q4 open reel version.. Had a quadraphonic outfit with large speakers all around..........oh yes.
 Pedro1874 wrote:

I once walked into Liverpool Cathedral many years ago - in the early sixties -  and the organist was playing this - instant lump in throat and the hairs on the back of my neck stood to attention.  I was able to buy an EP of a recording of this piece made at the cathedral - must dig it out again!
 
This whole album is comprised of but this single toccata & fugue, something like 18 different versions, of which each was played on a different organ, and therefore a different cathedral in different towns throughout Europe.  It's hard to understate something as significantly as this album does — oh it is tremendous music and playing — because each organ is actually built into the cathedral.  The cathedral itself produces the final sound and to be able to walk in, to stand within such a sound machine and listen to this....  To some degree, each person in such a space will modify the sound somewhat and thereby would be of the sound.  A religious experience no doubt.
That was nice!  Whole office got a good dose of RP....
I've really missed the Halloween music.  Nice job this year Bill!
YOU ARE NAILING THIS HALLOWEEN GOOVE!!! Keep it up!