Johann Sebastian Bach — Toccata in D minor
Album: E. Power Biggs, Organ
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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!
I hear old Vincent Price horror movies....The Abominable Dr. Phibes anybody?
J.S. Bach -Toccata & Fugue in D-minor - Stephanuskerk Hasselt

Cannot imagne what happend as Bach played this godlike song first time. I would run out of the church...
ROLLERBALL - 1975 - in roll around sound
The old M&K test record! - can your woofers handle this?    This tune has some pipes.
 GeorgeMWoods wrote:
Your time is gonna come!
  Another poster said smth like "the first rock music".  Fine by me.


 fredriley wrote:
I would really love to hear this in a massive cathedral, such as York, with a massive metalfittin' gynormous organ belting it out so loudly that my stomach shook. This deserves volume up to 11 in a public space.

 
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!
AH!  Biggs....  YESSSS!
I would really love to hear this in a massive cathedral, such as York, with a massive metalfittin' gynormous organ belting it out so loudly that my stomach shook. This deserves volume up to 11 in a public space.
PLEASE - also play the SKY version!
cant help it, I always think of Disney
The very first rock song... Brillant, Perfect!
Ahhhh....non-Head Banger long-hair
Brilliant indeed, perfectly playes as well by.......?
No rating high enough for this work of brilliance. 
 mbhandyrae wrote:
Godlike, huh? Personally, I've always considered organ music to be the work of Satan. {#Wink}

 

I remember listening to a story on NPR about organs (the big church types).  One thing that was said always stuck in mind as a really cool observation.  It was  "Organs are the most powerful things made by man that don't destroy things"  Not totally accurate of course, but it sure makes a point!
 easmann wrote:

Go Jonathon E.
cover

 
JONATHON! JONATHON! JONATHON!
This brings bad memories of my time at the Catholic boarding school for boys in UK. {#Stop}
 handyrae wrote:
Godlike, huh? Personally, I've always considered organ music to be the work of Satan. {#Wink}

 
aaah totally agree:)
Hey Bill, is this from the E. Power Biggs collection?  That's a remarkable disk; vinyl only as far as I know.  I have it, and Biggs plays this one toccata on about 18 different ancient organs in 18 different cathedrals.  This is important, because each organ is specifically designed and built for a unique cathedral, so organs are called "organs" because they are internal to and essential for each house of worship's musical signature.  Biggs understood all this and traveled around Europe recording this one piece in these various ancient cathedrals in order to capture each one's unique sound by virtue of Bach's yardstick, and yes, the differences are quite surprising and enjoyable.  Very cool.
 (former member) wrote:


I have a great big organ and I adore Bach...  love this...



 
jsb,  loved big organs......
 GeorgeMWoods wrote:
Your time is gonna come!

 
As soon as I read your post, I immediately got the reference. Good ears. :-)
RAWK
Godlike, huh? Personally, I've always considered organ music to be the work of Satan. {#Wink}
ROLLERBALL!!!!
 nampelkafe wrote:
This is why Godlike rate exists.

 
Absolutely.  Bach realigns my brain.
 Lazarus wrote:

Everybody in my church loves this music...
 

 

And Johann S. is playing the organ?
Always so much fun to hear this out of nowhere! A wonderful classical surprise - thanks Bill! Love the segue to the Band too!
Fantastic! God what a genius piece of art this is.
 Frater_Kork wrote:
Play part II (the Fugue) some time! 

  Yes, please do.  Seems incomplete without it.  Plus I'd much rather listen to that than The Band playing Chest Fever after this.


Your time is gonna come!