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|4.5 superb||Jake C. Taylor | April 17th 10|
2.5 Nick!!! wtf... anyway.
Musicians studying counterpoint can find plenty of other Bach to digest and disect, and sure, this might not be his most tantalising piece. However, it's a brief body of mystifying music that shows the pure capability of the church organ before it got bastardised into playing only at weddings. Despite others like Camille Saint-Saens (particularly his Organ Smyphony) and Olivier Messiaen (his La nativite du seigneur suite) later having their own magical prowess, Bach's ability here to show exactly how the organ is quite possibly the only natural instrument that can voice almost all others is easily the most distinguishable to listeners worldwide from the work's opening mordent. Not only does it resonate like a tuba and carry like a flute, it also saws like a violin, and squeals like a trumpet. Ironically, these rich harmonics also make it one of the most difficult to control instruments; Bach doesn't seem to be affected by this, adding melodic accompaniment in places where it seemingly would be impossible to fit.
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|4.5 superb||Klekticist | April 17th 10|
Covering the bases on classical music. This'll be the death of my objectivity score...
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|4.5 superb||Brendan Nixon | April 6th 14|
My dad played this on guitar to get into Berkeley College of Music, shweet.
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|5.0 classic||elch21 | August 28th 15|
|5.0 classic||Rodrigo | August 20th 15|
|4.5 superb||Sacul | December 6th 14|
|5.0 classic||Phate72 | December 5th 14|
|5.0 classic||Joseph | March 29th 14|
|4.0 excellent||deslad | March 7th 14|
|3.5 great||FLRTE | August 9th 13|
|5.0 classic||Icekler | February 1st 13|
|5.0 classic||ryallba | January 7th 13|
|4.0 excellent||Will C. | December 27th 12|
|4.5 superb||menawati CONTRIBUTOR | October 18th 12|
|4.0 excellent||Aether | August 4th 12|
|4.0 excellent||Spanky | July 28th 12|
|4.5 superb||toxin | May 17th 12|
|4.0 excellent||jredmond | February 26th 12|
|4.5 superb||taroo | November 27th 10|
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