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I am lucky to have inherited a 1920's pump organ that still has amazing sound. My piano/keyboard skills were never stellar.
I decided to attempt to learn this Toccata and Fugue because my Husband and I love the music of "scary movies."
It's hard. But the format used to print the sheet music aids the flow of play. I'll keep working and perhaps someday it will sound more as it should.
by Zachary DeBruineon July 14th, 2008
The genius of Bach is demonstrated so clearly in this magnificent piece that one could never cease to be amazed. The prelude uses dramatic effects and amazing patterns to convey the thoughts of the master composer to the audience while the fugue displays Bach's skill at its best as it traverses the path of counterpoint without hesitation. I have always wanted the music for this piece, and after obtaining it, I could hardly believe what was coming out of the organ - the mastery of the world's greatest organist. I recommend this piece without hesitation to everyone. If you can, take the time to practice this piece until you have it nailed, it's a once-in-a-lifetime experience to play something like this!
by Edgar T.on July 10th, 2008
It is the only organ tocatta I know, and I do not know if J.S. Bach composed more but it is magnificent. If people tell you that this song is scary, tell them it is not, it has a name and it is composed by a composer of the Barroque period.
One of the best pieces ever written...
by Greg Zon June 11th, 2008
I could have used some dynamic markings here and there but other than that it's a note for note transcription of the piece. It's a great skill building song because the toccatta section is easy-medium difficulty while the fugue is medium-high. I could play this 100 times in a row and not get sick of it. Anyone who plays keyboard should be familiar with this one.
by anonymouson February 25th, 2007
I have looked for this piece for years!(I never knew what it was called!) Now that I have found it (accidentally), I hope to be able to learn it as soon as possible!