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Sunday, March 21, 2010

Sunday Song: Bach's C minor Fugue BWV 537

In honor of J.S. Bach's 325th birthday this month, the Sunday Songs will highlight a few of his works.

An unnamed organist playing C minor Fugue on Saint-Sulpice's Cavaillé-Coll organ, one of the biggest instruments in France.

Since the microphone is so close to the console, you can hear the organ as the organist hears it, with the noise from the Barker Machines and trackers.

1 comment:

  1. Neat... I hadn't heard of a barker lever before. I can understand the appeal a tracker organ might have to purists, but honestly all that extra clicking just bothers me. I find that particularly surprising as I'm generally a purist by nature, myself...