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Originally posted by lucas lucas wrote:


This synth track made me enjoy the piece very much, unlike the organ rendering(s) of it I'd previously listened to.

...So I say, thank you !! And also I say church organs aren't bound to rule at playing parts from the pre-industrial era.


Now did anybody long for some clashing / roaring devices on any of those renderings ? 




Here's my try with the added layers...






Edited by jayem - March 23 2013 at 13:44
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote jayem Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 15 2013 at 20:31
BWV 651 is told to be a favorite of Joseph Ratzinger...

...Now how about heavy rock gear on it (re-uploaded with some flaws fixed)



Wouldn't Joseph Emeritus bet on a quieter call ?






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Originally posted by thellama73 thellama73 wrote:

Teo, what's your opinion of Wendy Carlos' Switched On Bach?
 
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When it came out, I do not think it was that great ... and even my own father who already had over 3k LP's of classical music from the earliest to the latest, made the comment that it looked like something for a fair and fun a lot more than it was designed to be "classical" music. I agreed, actually, though my dad misinterpreted Tomita later because of it!
 
As represented in the Stanley Kubrick film, it made more sense, as it was used almost as a cartoon, and not a meaningful piece of music compared to the other pieces used in that film and his film before that.
 
I've never thought that it was serious music, but it helped bring classical music out a bit more to the "masses", while also making people better acquainted with the synthesizer and its sound ... and that helped, eventually, make the "progressive" new bands sound better and the sound more acceptable. Which consequently fueled what became known as "progressive" because of so much synth work ... and specially solos.
 
But the best mix for me, is pretty much around a lot of the folk music bands in England and its northern areas, where they mix anything with everything, and you get some nice mixes, and then one day you get Steeleye Span and feedback and you wonder if the sky fell off the mountain or something!
 
And of course, there is always Gryphon, whose music was used in a National Theater production and helped it gain fame for the band and the production itself! But then, the National Theater needed no introduction and has a history of ... gads ... I have to look, but it's more than 75, and might even be 100 years!
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Buxtehude weaving, embroidering on a very well known "cantus firmus"






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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote jayem Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 07 2013 at 18:50
There are quite a few more "groovy" BWV's waiting for their rock gear treatment, but not all the BWV used in the film industry, isn't it ?





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Jelonek  "barock" efforts

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote The.Crimson.King Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 31 2013 at 23:56
Originally posted by The T The T wrote:

Originally posted by thellama73 thellama73 wrote:

Teo, what's your opinion of Wendy Carlos' Switched On Bach?

I find it well done, if you like that type of thing. For my taste it is horrendous though. The counterpoint and the general idea is well preserved considering the instruments being used. But I don't enjoy it. Not at all. I used to have the LP (well, my dad actually) and even as a child I found it funny. As I got more and more into the Master's music as I was growing up, I found Carlos' work devoid of any interest.

"Switched on Bach" is not as expressive as hearing an orchestral Brandenburg Concerto or J Powers Biggs blasting through the Toccata and Fugue in D minor, but I think it's still cool for a couple of reasons.  First it introduced the music of JSB to many people who otherwise would never have heard it in their ordinary listening.  Second, it came at a time when the Moog had been only used for sound effects or novelty records...as such, it proved the theory that this new invention was capable of producing "serious" music.  I liken that to Frank Zappa's "Francesco Zappa" album where his synclavier is used for a similar "proof of concept".
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Anybody heard of Chip Davis aka Manheim Steamroller? Their "Toccata" from 1979's Fresh Aire III I owned as a vinyl 12" EP. My friends and I would listen to it at 33 1/3, 45, and 78 rpms and argue over which version was better. ALL sounded perfect! such was the outstanding sound quality of American Gramaphone.
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Originally posted by BrufordFreak BrufordFreak wrote:

Anybody heard of Chip Davis aka Manheim Steamroller? Their "Toccata" from 1979's Fresh Aire III I owned as a vinyl 12" EP. My friends and I would listen to it at 33 1/3, 45, and 78 rpms and argue over which version was better. ALL sounded perfect! such was the outstanding sound quality of American Gramaphone.

I don't know if we should call it a baroque piece, but since it features a harpsichord and they call it Toccata they must be baroque lovers.

On Youtube it's celebrated with lots of thumbs up and not a single thumb down !

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Drums on BWV 611 100% MIDI


...but maybe you'd prefer the same on a rendering found on the internet...





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Same cantus firmus as BWVs 663 & 664, all among my BWV favs !



Another "rescript" attempt (near the end):




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Next one !!






...No rock band gear ( why not get back to it later ), but If you should discover a non baroque treatment of BWV 671, I'd vote for that one...


"rock band" mix I enjoy nevertheless








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Back to an old mix, where it's not  all MIDI, only MIDI dr and a bass line added on an audio track.



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I only liked the 2 first minutes of BWV 678 until I heard this rendering:


By 21 the player was granted "summa cum laude" virtuosity on 2 instruments...What's dour for many must be a leisure for him !! I can't really enjoy much of other videos from him but am impressed at his amazing improvising abilities. Check his channel...


BWV 678 + rock gear here:



Other remixes from previous posts: A slightly abridged BWV 676 and Gibbons In Nomine 2 with "plein jeu" organ



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Originally posted by lucas lucas wrote:

Originally posted by jayem jayem wrote:


Bach would hardly get the point in boosting the recordings of his works to rock'n'roll dynamics, even jazz

Bach encouraged his pupils to improvise. We can thus say that he was the first jazzman. Also I once saw a musical documentary in TV  where some Bach music was seen as the source to the jazz "walking bass".


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Originally posted by Altairius Altairius wrote:

Originally posted by lucas lucas wrote:

Originally posted by jayem jayem wrote:


Bach would hardly get the point in boosting the recordings of his works to rock'n'roll dynamics, even jazz

Bach encouraged his pupils to improvise. We can thus say that he was the first jazzman. Also I once saw a musical documentary in TV  where some Bach music was seen as the source to the jazz "walking bass".


*cringe*

So it's the only thing you find it worth typing about this whole thread ?

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A similar thread was created those days. Wonders inside !!

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And now ?... BWV 664



Also four new remixes in edited posts above: BWV 611, 635, 676, 678
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