Bach to nature

April 12, 2011

Bach’s music has been transcribed, transposed, and transformed for performance in a bewildering variety of ways that he never intended, but I’ve not seen anything as unusual as this before. (I would describe the interpretation here as a little wooden, but I might not be forgiven for doing so.)

(Hat-tip: The Chant Café]

7 Responses to “Bach to nature”

  1. Janet Says:

    This is great. You had a lot of good posts during Lent, Craig, when I thought you were going to rest from the Arctic. I was really mean. 😉

    AMDG

  2. cburrell Says:

    Wonderful to hear from you again, Janet. Mean or not, I wish you a very happy Easter.

  3. Janet Says:

    Thank you. I normally would not have known what manner of thing you were posting, but shortly before Lent I posted a comment and meant to check the box that says, “Notify me of follow-up comments via email,” but mistakenly checked the box that says, “Notify me of site updates,” so every time you post something new, I get an email.

    Happy Easter to you, too!

    AMDG

  4. cburrell Says:

    If that is irritating, I might be able to fix it for you. Or maybe you have to do something. I confess I don’t know how the email notifications work.

  5. Janet Says:

    Oh no, it’s fine now. I kind of like it.

    AMDG

  6. Mac Says:

    I didn’t watch this when you posted it, because it was Lent and I was giving up listening to music. Then I forgot about it until just now when I was reminded by seeing the recent comments. It’s really wonderful. It bothers me a little that it’s actually a commercial, but still, I find it not only a marvelous tour-de-force but a moving instance of the connection between divine and human creations.

  7. cburrell Says:

    I did not notice that it is a commercial; I agree that it is a tour de force. The fact that they even built some rubato into the musical line is quite amazing.


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