Hi Grade 7-12s!

As promised, here are some Bach Videos that I really like.

Toccata and Fugue in D minor

First, there’s the famous Toccata and Fugue in D minor:

The ‘Little’ Fugue in G minor

Then, there’s the very famous Little Fugue in G minor.  This version is excellent, because it gives you a very strong view of how voicing works in fugues.  Remember, Bach was also a huge composer of choral music, so having different ‘voices’ was a core of his musical compositions.

Passacaglia in C minor

One of the amazing things about Bach’s music is how well it translates to other instruments.  Here is one of my favourite examples, the Passacaglia in C minor, played by 8-part Trombone Ensemble.

The Passacaglia is great, and is a form of theme-and-variation which is common to music, regardless of style.


Since we’re talking about theme-and-variation, here is a more modern example of how one tune can be changed, but stay the same.