Page 3 of 6 FirstFirst 123456 LastLast
Results 31 to 45 of 84

Thread: Tell us your favourite Bach organ works!

  1. #31
    Seaman, Mezzoforte
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Adelaide, South Australia
    Posts
    12

    Vowles Tracker

    My favourite musical quote:
    ' Classical Quotes'

    "Lose no opportunity of practising on the organ; there is no instrument which takes a swifter revenge on anything unclear or sloppy in composition and playing"

    Robert Alexander Schumann, 1833 (perhaps I am Baching up the wrong tree? )

  2. #32
    Recruit, Pianissimo biggestelk's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Cambridge, UK.
    Posts
    2
    Don't forget the beautifully crafted double fugue that follows, a gem. I wish it was played more sedately than you normally hear so as to appreciate and enjoy its construction.

  3. #33
    Apprentice, Piano
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    7
    I clearly and dearly love "Wachet Auf, ruft uns die Stimme" BWV ???
    It was one of the pieces that opened my eyes for the magnificent instrument that an organ is - along with the "Dorian" Toccata and Fugue.

    /Lene

  4. #34
    Administrator Krummhorn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Tucson, Arizona
    Posts
    8,005
    Quote Originally Posted by Danmakine View Post
    I clearly and dearly love "Wachet Auf, ruft uns die Stimme" BWV ???
    "Wachtet" is BWV 645 From the Schübler Chorales. I use this one at Christmas frequently in church.
    One of my many Bach favs is BWV 654, Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele from the Liepzig Chorale Preludes.
    Kh ~~.
    Administrator


    Amateur musicians practice until they get it right ...
    Pro
    fessional musicians practice until they can't get it wrong ...


  5. #35
    Rear Admiral Appassionata
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Posts
    1,055
    My first exposure to 645 was at school and it was an arrangement for Grade 3 or 4 Euphonium. I liked it so much I learned the piano accompanyment as well and played the Euph part in the pedals of the organ in the school chapel. It sounded very effective indeed.

    It was some time before I actually saw the proper Organ version. But occasionally I still knock out the first version I learned because it is sooooo effective (well to my ears anyway!)

  6. #36
    Recruit, Pianissimo
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Tallinn, Estonia
    Posts
    4
    Many organ works by Bach are nice. But I like specially the BWV 564 adagio:
    http://www.soundclick.com/bands/song...songID=5603915

    -RPdigital-

  7. #37
    Recruit, Pianissimo
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    1
    Without a doubt, it's Toccata and Fugue in D-minor BWV 565, but it must be played PERFECTLY. Done right,IMHO, it's a truly religious experience. I was at an organist try out night and I requested this song be played. The contestant grinned at me, then I knew she 'got it'. The wooden pews vibrated. I vibrated. She knew just when to hold those notes and and when to speed up. I've heard this piece played at least 100 times by almost 100 different people. Most people play it like they have somewhere else to go when they're done. She really understood the piece. I was crying and exhausted by the time she was done. The piece you can download from this site is the closest I've ever heard since that day in church...and...I gained a new site to come to.

  8. #38
    Administrator Krummhorn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Tucson, Arizona
    Posts
    8,005
    Hi sebastian8flyte ...

    Yes indeed, that performance of Frederik Magle is absolutely stunning. Welcome to MIMF,. btw - glad to have you aboard. Do you also play the organ, or just appreciative of great organ music?
    Kh ~~.
    Administrator


    Amateur musicians practice until they get it right ...
    Pro
    fessional musicians practice until they can't get it wrong ...


  9. #39
    Apprentice, Piano
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    8
    I love BWV 593 (Concerto in A Minor) inspired by Vivaldi.

  10. #40
    Vice Admiral Virtuoso methodistgirl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Madisonville,Ky.42431
    Posts
    4,412

    Smile Joy of man's desire

    I can say my favorite Bach organ work is really Jesu Joy of Man's Desire
    because it is so lively and beautiful. There is a version of it in the Methodist
    hymnbook if you can find one. Ha! Ha! I like it a whole lot better then
    Taccata & fugue. That piece has been misused so often in horror movies
    that it isn't funny. By the way it sounds to me, Bach composed toccata
    & fugue as a religious piece. Remember the Roman Catholic Church was
    going strong at that time and there had to be music for almost every kind
    of mass service. I noticed in toccata & fugue that there are some places
    in the music that sounds like an A-men piece. Like on the end of our
    church doxology with "Praise Father, Son, & Holy Ghost. A-men! So try
    and listen to these spots in the toccata.
    judy tooley

  11. #41
    Vice Admiral Virtuoso methodistgirl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Madisonville,Ky.42431
    Posts
    4,412

    Smile my favorite Bach piece

    I will have to say my favorite of Bach is in our church hymn book which is
    the choral of the piece. But the whole piece I just love. It's Jesu, Joy
    of Man's Desire. I can play that one real easy. I tried Toccata & fugue.
    I need to learn some more before I try to tackle that again! I'm more of
    the beethoven type with song of joy or moonlight sonata.
    judy tooley

  12. #42
    Vice Admiral Virtuoso Mat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    3,602
    I guess my favorite is fugue in G minor BWV 578, I've even found an orchestral transcription of this piece.
    Of course Toccata and Fugue is also great and it has it's own place in my heart...

  13. #43
    Commander, Assistant Conductor Violinschlüssel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Genoa, Italy
    Posts
    161
    Concerto No. 2 in A Minor, BWV 593.
    The first time I listened to it I was nearly fourteen, and I soon fell helplessly in love with it. I own it on a cd perfomed by Michael Murray at Organs at First Congregational Church in L.A., and anytime I'm given the chance to listen to it - even though so many years have passed since I was a teen-ager who had just discovered how beautiful and profound classical music can be (now I'm 34) - I feel very moved, really touched.

  14. #44
    Recruit, Pianissimo
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    2
    I don't understand, how dares anybody rank J.S.Bach's organ work? Just think about it: you are talking about one of the universal music's emperors, but I'm convinced, he is still the greatest! I think that many people would need a little bit much more humility at this point.

  15. #45
    Seaman, Mezzoforte
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    21
    Well, if you'de ask me, I really like the prelude and fugue in e minor which i have been studying lately (nicknamed "the cathedral"), but i think my favourite (although i havn't studied it yet, since i don't think i am of that level yet) is prelude and fugue in d major! I simply love it.

Page 3 of 6 FirstFirst 123456 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Pipe organs in the movies! (updated)
    By Frederik Magle in forum Pipe Organ Forum
    Replies: 82
    Last Post: Dec-14-2014, 00:55
  2. The Walcker Organ in Riga Cathedral
    By Frederik Magle in forum Pipe Organ Forum
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: Apr-09-2010, 15:58
  3. The Wanamaker Legacy, Organ CD Review
    By Frederik Magle in forum Pipe Organ Forum
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: Jan-08-2008, 01:05
  4. Here's a part of my work on organ music
    By Izabella in forum Pipe Organ Forum
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: May-12-2006, 11:02

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •