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Saturday, June 12, 2010

Going for Baroque

If your only experience of Leopold Stokowski's arrangements of Bach is his Toccata & Fugue in D minor (as heard in Walt Disney's Fantasia) I recommend this one.

My own orchestra has pencilled this in to be programmed some time over the next few seasons. I've played it before and it's a tremendously uplifting piece to play. Not to mention the sheer visceral pleasure of sitting inside an orchestra putting out that much sound. Why should organists have all the fun?

Here's another great organ piece (more recent) arranged for orchestra. Funnily enough my orchestra plans to do this too.


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